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339. New Ways of Reading: Surface Reading and Digital Methods

Sunday, 10 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Chicago D, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Mara Mills, New York Univ.

Speakers: Stephen M. Best, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Alexander Gil, Columbia Univ.; Heather K. Love, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Sharon Marcus, Columbia Univ.; Ted Underwood, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

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Session Description:

This session considers intersections between new work on reading and digital methods. It emerges from a collaboration that includes a book project (Surface Reading: History, Theory, Practice) and a digital project. Speakers will report on digital experiments in classes they taught in fall 2012.


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

  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

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