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Reading and the body : the physical practice of reading

Author: Thomas McLaughlin
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Literary theory has been dominated by a mind/body dualism that often eschews the role of the body in reading. Focusing on reading as a physical practice, McLaughlin analyzes the role of the eyes, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas McLaughlin
ISBN: 9781137541314 1137541318
OCLC Number: 908448238
Description: x, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Reading bodies --
The reading eye: hexis and hermeneutics --
Reading posture: discipline and adaptive intelligence --
I'm not here: the reading body in physical and social space --
Sundry ulterior transformations: reading and eating --
The future of the reading body: reading in digital environments.
Responsibility: Thomas Mc Laughlin.

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"Reading and the Body is that rare thing, an original work of analysis. It is informed by the latest research about mind and body, as well as a life-time of thinking about genuine theory and Read more...

 
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