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Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspace

Authors: Rehberg Sedo, DeNel

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About this book

Reading is both a social process and a social formation, as this book illustrates across centuries and cultural contexts. Highlighting links evident in reading communities from literary salons to online environments, each essay reflects the rich repertoire of research methods available to reading scholars.

About the authors

DANIEL BORN Lecturer, Northwestern University, USA DANIELLE FULLER Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK JENNY HARTLEY Professor of English Literature, Roehampton University, London LINSEY HOWIE Associate Professor, La Trobe University, Australia ANNA IVY Senior Lecturer in English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA ANNA KIERNAN Head of the Department of Writing, University College Falmouth, UK BETTY A. SCHELLENBERG Professor and Chair of English, Simon Fraser University, Canada BOB SNAPE Centre for Worktown Studies, University of Bolton, UK CLAIRE SQUIRES Professor of Publishing Studies, University of Stirling, UK

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'This book makes an original and thought provoking contribution to scholarship in the history of reading, and highlights the ongoing research on reading groups taking place from a range of academic fields across the world. The editor's judicious selection of chapters demonstrates the disparate practices of readers in a range of social contexts, and powerfully reminds us that reading is as much a shared as an individual practice.'

- Shafquat Towheed, Lecturer in English, the Open University, UK


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Reading Communities: Processes and Formations

    Sedo, DeNel Rehberg

    Pages 1-24

  • Reading in an Epistolary Community in Eighteenth-Century England

    Schellenberg, Betty A.

    Pages 25-43

  • Nineteenth-Century Reading Groups in Britain and the Community of the Text: an Experiment with Little Dorrit

    Hartley, Jenny

    Pages 44-59

  • Reading Across the Empire: the National Home Reading Union Abroad

    Snape, Robert

    Pages 60-80

  • Utopian Civic-Mindedness: Robert Maynard Hutchins, Mortimer Adler, and the Great Books Enterprise

    Born, Daniel

    Pages 81-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspace
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30884-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230308848
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29988-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33555-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 218
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