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659. Text-nology Idea Jam: Doing New and Old Things with Old and New Books

Saturday, 11 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Chicago H, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Tamara O'Callaghan, Northern Kentucky Univ.

Speakers: Clarissa Ai Ling Lee, Duke Univ.; William Germano, Cooper Union; Andrea R. Harbin, State Univ. of New York, Cortland; Tamara O'Callaghan; Katherine Ruffin, Wellesley Coll.; Eleanor F. Shevlin, West Chester Univ.; Sarah Werner, Folger Shakespeare Library

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Session Description:

This workshop is an “idea jam"—an event run by participants rather than by facilitators—on the impact of technology on the text and reading practices. Each facilitator will propose an open-ended question related to the idea jam topic. Participants then work with the facilitator whose question most intrigues them to brainstorm ideas, concerns, etc.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Electronic Technology (Teaching, Research, and Theory)

  • Genre, Theory, Method – History of the Book, Reception Theory, Comparison with Other Media, and Performance

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