Screen(ed) Reading: Disputed Technologies of Literacy

Announcing the first meeting of the Digital Scholars reading and discussion group
Friday, January 22, 2010, from 12:30 – 2:00 pm
in the Williams building’s “Skybox,” 4th floor conference room
on the topic of

Screen(ed) Reading: Disputed Technologies of Literacy

For our first meeting, the topic is accessible but timely and far-reaching. Popular, scholarly, and scientific perspectives on this abound, and our small sample deals with a little bit of each.

Bauerlein, Mark. “Chapter 3: Screen Time.” The Dumbest Generation: how the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future (or, don’t trust anyone under 30). New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2008. 71-111.

Birkets, Sven. The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age. London: Faber & Faber, 1994. [selections on Blackboard]

Siracusa, John. “The once and future e-book: on reading in the digital age.” Ars Technica. 1 Feb 2009. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/02/the-once-and-future-e-book.ars

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