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The Practice and Representation of Reading in England (Paperback)
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The Practice and Representation of Reading in England (Paperback)

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Paperback 332 Pages / Published: 27/09/2007
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Developments in cultural history and literary criticism have suggested alternative ways of addressing the interpretation of reading. How did people read in the past? Where and why did they read? How were the manner and purpose of reading envisaged and recorded by contemporaries - and why? Drawing on fields as diverse as medieval pedagogy, textual bibliography, the history of science, and social and literary history, this collection of fourteen essays highlights both the singularity of personal reading experiences and the cultural conventions involved in reading and its perception. An introductory essay offers an important critical assessment of the various contributions to the development of the subject in recent times. This book constitutes a major addition to our understanding of the history of readers and reading.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521023238
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 507 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The most striking feature of The Practice and Representation of Reading in England is the diversity of academic traditions and theoretical frameworks which are brought to bear on the subject. They range from post-modern textual criticism to the history of science, informed by a diversity of approaches from medieval palaegraphy to feminism. Individually, the papers are of great interest and distinction.' SHARP News
"...contain some excellent work. ...open some new ground, and...ilustrate the great and still growing diversity of this field of study." John Feather, SHARP News

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