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  • The History and Future of the Book
    1 What s Carr s thesis 2 What s the significance of the reference to Marshall McLuhan in Para 4 a HOW did you read this article 3 Who is Carr talking about and who is his audience 4 What do we have to ask ourselves to evaluate his argument 5 What s his evidence that these changes are taking place 6 What are the consequences of these changes 7

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  • The History and Future of the Book
    of reading Historical analogy other changes comparable to the decline of reading Nietzsche s typewriter Mumford and Weitzenbaum on clocks and timekeeping Taylor s scientific management Plato and Socrates on Writing Squarciafico on Printing Observations Internet subsuming other technologies Internet

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    further that the romantic is very closely tied to the private and that it is this the private that is threatened with eradication not just by the myriad electronic circuits we have woven into the fabric of our lives but also by the collective mind state that upholds circuited interconnectedness as ultimately desirable And what is privacy It is for me the sheath of solitude we all receive in order that the self might relax into its natural proportions It is the silence and removal we all must have at times if we are to hear and heed our inner promptings The fading of the importance of reading as Krystal represents it is only one consequence of the erosion of our privacy Language Romantic as we all know is one of the soft words in our cultural lexicon Other soft words include soul spirit sensibility inwardness poetic and perhaps even meaning All are words formerly of high estate that have been depreciated rendered old fashioned and removed to the sidelines by the rapidly mutating conditions of contemporary life They are words that cannot stand unshielded in the magnesium glare of empirical reason They are words that a user tends to inflect ironically or mark off with tone quotes so that others will know that they are not being offered up as legitimate currency No one I know would openly repudiate the ideal of wisdom say or of tradition or cultivation Not repudiate no But more than a few would I suspect arch their brows as if to say Come on And it s true isn t it these are more soft words words that only politicians and preachers can speak without ironic inflection or tell tale pause Prestige of Reading the condition of our intellectual our readerly life has as

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    a natural presence of a speaker behind the text who provides meaning it emphasized the reader s role in bringing meaning to a work it emphasized the disjunction between the language or signifier and the material thing it represented an acceptable answer this poetry movement suggested that the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem such as meaning of words rhythm rhyme etc this describes concrete poetry where typography the arrangement of print on a page creates an image an argument could be made that the typographical arrangement in Divine Mind Fragment Theatre fulfills a similar function to the visual arrangement of words in concrete poetry but this was not the aim of L A N G U A G E poetry this poetry movement opposed mainstream literary values of narrative personal expression formal organization control and bourgeoisie values an acceptable answer it s not important at all the author could have chosen any random passage such as a speech from an episode of The Simpsons and the poem would have the same effect and meaning an acceptable answer if you interpret the poem as an exercise in

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    edges of a computer screen As people s minds become attuned to the crazy quilt of Internet media traditional media have to adapt to the audience s new expectations Analyze one traditional medium of communication i e a medium that predates the Internet that continues to operate Explain how it has or has not changed in response to the changing reading habits cultivated by the Internet Be as specific as possible Supply evidence in the form of quotations photocopies screen shots audio or video files etc Write an essay discussing The 21 Steps by Charles Cumming How does the use of maps function in the story Is this an effective use of the digital medium in a literary work Why or why not Specific Requirements Length approximately 1500 words Style and argument keep in mind the following requirements Introduction do you tell your reader specifically what topic or issue your essay is addressing Thesis is your answer expressed in a sentence or two in the first or second paragraph of your essay sometimes a thesis is implied but remember if you state your thesis clearly we ll both know you have one more on effective thesis statements here and here

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    explain how Internet distribution p2p networking bittorrent filesharing etc might lead to redefinition of intellectual property What you need to consider here is how copyright law is based on a material print form does the electronic environment change the ways in which we might consider ownership of texts You are a producer of creative work whether music poetry fiction machinima or visual art etc Do some research on Creative Commons licensing creativecommons org Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of CC licenses linked from creativecommons org about licenses and then explain which one might suit your needs as a creator and why Alternatively explain why none might Defend your choice using specific examples and details from your research Remix culture is not a unique product of electronic technology it is the electronic version of a traditional oral storytelling technique Compare and contrast one of the digressions in Beowulf and one modern example of creative transformation of an existing work of art literary visual or musical What sort of relationship does each artist the Beowulf poet and the modern remix artist establish with tradition through his or her art Rap and hiphop are often presented as modern examples

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    each of these pages with the database named at the top with the number of results and a list of what seem to be relevant items for your research There are 6 listed on the hypothetical page provided in the handout so for Part A in full there would be 2 more pages and a total of 4 more items listed Links traditional bibliographical sources converted to databases MLA the bibliography of the Modern Language Association and the traditional research tool for studies in English literature This search tool finds scholarly articles on international literature linguistics and folklore help on searching The MLA search interface has a new feature called Smarttext Searching This will skew your results horribly because if your search term gets no hits there is a script that will go off and find a huge pile of items it thinks you might want For the purpose of doing this exercise you ll need to start by turning Smarttext searching off Instructions for turning off Smarttext Search on the MLA search form metasearch tools simultaneously search multiple sources OCLC tool that searches and consolidates results from many databases library holdings journal title pages bibliographical databases etc This search

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    Memory of My Beloved the Author Mr William Shakespeare What is the meaning of writing and or knowledge and or books in the context of this poem on William Blake Examine There is No Natural Religion by William Blake as a printed poem and as a colour facsimile of his original illuminated work How do the illuminations change or augment or reveal obscure the poem s meaning on pulp fiction Pulp fiction has been described as garbage for people who move their lips when they read as shallow and formulaic the characters cardboard cut outs and worthless It can also be seen as literature for recent immigrants the poor the working classes those customarily denied meaningful access to advanced literacy or the means of cultural production Jay Hopler Watching the Detectives Reading Dime Novels and Hard Boiled Detective Stories in Context Journal of Social History 36 2 2002 459 66 Which description is most applicable to Dashiell Hammet s The Girl With the Silver Eyes on censorship and the freedom to read in 2002 a patron of the Toronto Public Library challenged a scholarly book by art and photography critic at New York University Allen Ellenzweig The book The Homoerotic

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