31: E-Reading

The Sometime Seminar discusses the aesthetic implications of reading literature in electronic form, the fate of literature in the digital age, and the burgeoning genre of writing lamenting the fate of literature in the digital age.

Discussed in the podcast: Project Gutenberg and Distributed Proofreaders; WikiSource

Books on e-reading mentioned in the podcast include: The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts; The Case for Books by Robert Darnton; The Edge of the Precipice: Why Read Literature in the Digital Age? ed. by Paul Socken; The Late Age of Print by Ted Striphas; The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

Novels read as etexts and mentioned in the podcast: Children of Violence series by Doris Lessing; Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray; Daniel Deronda (previously discussed on the podcast) and Middlemarch by George Eliot

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