As I was reading this week, I kept getting the impression that in order for English as a subject to survive and maintain student interest, some of the ideas and concepts connected with it need to change or be redefined. With all of this reading on computer and media literacy, what really stuck out to me was the idea of English literature. I think that this is a concept which usually conjures ideas of Shakespeare plays, Charles Dickens’ novels, and Jane Austen books, which some students hope are no different than the films. What if it instead invoked thoughts of websites like Postsecret.com or another blog site or the movie script for something like Harry Potter? What if students saw literature as a facebook profile or a “tweet”? A zombie haiku or Beatles lyrics? If literature is synonymous with things like “books, writings, and publications” (Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus, 280), is it really such a stretch to consider the possibility of these things becoming a part of what defines English literature?