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"What do we do when we read? Reading can be an act of consumption or an act of creation. Our “work reading” overlaps with our “pleasure reading,” and yet these two modes of reading engage with different parts of the self. It is sometimes passive, sometimes active, and can even be an embodied form. The contributors to this volume share their own histories of reading in order to reveal the shared pleasure that lies in this most solitary of acts – which is also, paradoxically, the act of most complete plenitude. Many of the contributors engage in academic writing, and several publish in other genres, including poetry and fiction; some contributors maintain an active online presence. All are engaged with reading’s capacity to stimulate and excite as well as to frustrate and confuse. The synergies and tensions of online reading and print reading animate these thirteen contributions, generating a sense of shared community. Together, the authors open their libraries to us. This is how we read."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-title page, Copyright, Title page, Frontispiece
  2. pp. i-xiii
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: Practicing Reading, Reading Practice
  2. Suzanne Conklin Akbari
  3. pp. xiii-xxi
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  1. Who We Are
  2. pp. xxiii-xxx
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  1. Reading Lessons
  2. Irina Dumitrescu
  3. pp. 1-11
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  1. I Like Knowing What Is Going to Happen
  2. Anna Wilson
  3. pp. 13-23
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  1. Read It Out Loud
  2. Suzanne Conklin Akbari
  3. pp. 25-32
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  1. From When We Read
  2. Jessica Hammer
  3. pp. 35-45
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  1. De Vita Lochinis, or Commentary on a Life of Reading
  2. Lochin Brouillard
  3. pp. 47-59
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  1. How I Read
  2. Chris Piuma
  3. pp. 61-71
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  1. How I Read, a History; or "San Francisco Banking Contains No Trans Fats"
  2. Stephanie Bahr
  3. pp. 73-84
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  1. Text to Speech
  2. Alexandra Atiya
  3. pp. 85-94
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  1. Phantom Sounds
  2. Jonathan Hsy
  3. pp. 97-105
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  1. On Not Being a Voracious Reader
  2. Kirsty Schut
  3. pp. 107-115
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  1. Sleeping under the Mountain
  2. Kaitlin Heller
  3. pp. 117-129
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  1. Reading to Forget, Reading to Remember: Working with anxiety and Dissociation
  2. Jennifer Jordan
  3. pp. 131-138
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  1. Best Practice Tips and Strategies for Academic Reading to Maximize Your Time and Productivity
  2. Brantley Bryant
  3. pp. 141-151
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  1. Afterword: The Parlor Scene
  2. Kaitlin Heller
  3. pp. 153-157
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781950192311
MARC Record
OCLC
1155165542
Pages
186
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-23
Open Access
Yes
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