TY - BOOK ID - 34141 TI - How We Read AU - Heller, Kaitlin AU - Akbari, Suzanne Conklin AU - Atiya, Alexandra AU - Bahr, Stephanie AU - Brouillard , Lochin AU - Bryant, Brantley AU - Akbari, Suzanne Conklin AU - Dumitrescu, Irina AU - Hammer, Jessica AU - Heller, Kaitlin AU - Jordan, Jennifer AU - Piuma, Chris AU - Hsy, Jonathan AU - Schut, Kirsty AU - Wilson, Anna PY - 2019 SN - 9781950192311 9781950192328 DB - DOAB KW - reading KW - writing KW - libraries KW - poetics KW - memory KW - university life KW - literary studies UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:34141 AB - "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."