The use of virtual worlds for literature studies includes:
  • location for class or performance
  • context for immersive experience with the content


The War Poets Exhibition in Second Life is an immersive experience that attempts to demonstrate how effective it can be to expose items from a research project (the First World War Poetry Digital Archive) in its context. You can see items from the collection, hear interviews with veterans, and watch contemporary film footage as you explore the area - a training camp, communication trench, a casualty clearing station, a front-line trench - as well as listen to readings of the poetry.