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Lingua Franca | Breakthrough Books

The History of Reading

We asked five scholars to recommend the best books about reading.

Interesting. For example:

Kathleen E. Welch, professor of English at the University of Oklahoma and author of (MIT, 1999).

“In Cyberliteracy: Navigating the Internet With Awareness (Yale, forthcoming), Laura J. Gurak analyzes the Internet’s four main functional components: speed, reach, anonymity, and interactivity. She uses examples from a number of Web sites to demonstrate how readers now step ‘through the screen.’ Another important book on the history of reading, Andrea Lunsford and Lisa Ede’s (Southern Illinois, 1990), predated—and in fact predicted—much of the collaborative reading and writing that now occurs in cyberspace.”

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