David Blakesley Presentation: "The Beginning of Books"

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David Blakesley Presentation: "The Beginning of Books"
Series Title:
Digital Platforms and the Future of Books : A UF Digital Assembly Symposium ( Symposium Program )
Alternate Title:
The Beginning of Books?
Blakesley, David
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
Department of English, University of Florida
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General Note:
Series note: As cultural and intellectual discourse becomes digitized at an ever-accelerating rate, what will become of books? According to several prominent literary theorists, the decline of print culture — “the civilization of the book” — makes us acutely aware of different kinds of writing that fit hand in glove with broadened notions of textuality. Contemporary scholarship across the humanities continues to interrogate the vitality of books in the twenty-first century. For instance, how have books shaped our conventional notions of authorship and commonplace reading practices? Looking ahead, how might the book serve as an interface metaphor for electronic textuality? Keen to digital platforms, the speakers featured in this symposium variously maintain that the book will play substantial roles in the development of reading and writing publics in an era of social media, digital scholarship, and networked communication.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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