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Pyrhönen, H and Kantola, J (Eds). (2018) Reading Today. [Book]. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

New technologies are changing our reading habits. Laptops, e-readers, tablets and other handheld devices supply new platforms for reading, and we must learn to manage them by scrolling, clicking or tapping. Reading Today places reading in current literary and cultural contexts in order to analyse how these contexts challenge our conceptions of who reads, what reading is, how we read, where we read, and for what purposes – and then responds to the questions this analysis raises. Is our reading experience becoming a ‘flat’ one? And does reading in a media environment favour quick reading? Alongside these questions, the contributors unpack emerging strategies of reading.They consider, for example, how paying attention to readers’ emotional reactions as an indispensable component of reading affects our conception of the reading process. Other chapters consider how reading can be explored through such topics as experimental literature, the contemporary encyclopedic novel and the healing power of books.

Type: Book
Title: Reading Today
ISBN: 9781787351950
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787351950
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787351950
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Contributors, 2018 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2018 Excerpt(s) from HOUSE OF LEAVES: THE REMASTERED, FULL-COLOR EDITION by Mark Z. Danielewski, copyright © 2000 by Mark Z. Danielewski. Used by permission of Pantheon Books, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work; and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Pyrhönen H. & Kantola J. (eds.). 2018. Reading Today . London: UCL Press. DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.14324/ 111.9781787351950 Further details about CC BY licenses are available at creativecommons.org/licenses/
Keywords: Books, Reading, Technology, Literature
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041155
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