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Reading on Screen: challenging myths and misperceptions of reading in the digital age

THE LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH CLUSTER IS DELIGHTED TO WELCOME PROFESSOR BRONWEN THOMAS (BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY) FOR A PRESENTATION ON READING ON SCREEN: CHALLENGING MYTHS AND MISPERCEPTIONS OF READING IN THE DIGITAL AGE.


When? Friday 8th February 2019, 14.30 – 15.30

Where? Room V105, Vine building, Middlesex University, London, NW4 4BT

Debates about digital reading are beset by stereotypes such as those of the ‘digital native’, and crude binaries about print vs screen cultures. Two projects supported by the AHRC – Researching Readers Online (2012) and The Digital Reading Network (2013-14) – set out to provide more nuanced insights into the practices of digital readers and to explore new approaches to the study of readers based on the rich data about reading available to us thanks to the digital revolution. A third project, Reading on Screen (2017-18), employed innovative participatory methods to create over 30 digital stories reflecting the complex and often contradictory experiences of contemporary readers from a variety of social backgrounds and ages.

In this paper, I will reflect on the efficacy of the digital storytelling method for eliciting reader responses of a radically different kind to those we are accustomed to from academic studies reliant on interviews, questionnaires or textual analysis. I will also outline the main outcomes and impact of the project, both planned and unplanned, particularly focusing on group dynamics, benefits reported by participants, and follow on activities and creative projects initiated by them.

BIO

Bronwen Thomas is Professor of English and New Media at Bournemouth University and Director of the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community. She has led three AHRC funded projects on digital reading, and has published widely on new media narratives, fanfiction and online communities. Bronwen is currently writing a book on Literature and Social Media.


Speaker(s):

Professor Bronwen Thomas | talks

 

Date and Time:

8 February 2019 at 2:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

English, Middlesex University
Middlesex University G145(Grove)
Media department, The Burroughs
London
NW4 4BT
+447904365654
http://www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/charalambidou-anna

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