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date: 10 April 2020

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A lot of the way people talk about reading today is in reference to not reading. The absence or negation of reading comes up in many different contexts, frequently as a cause for concern. Digital media are often to blame. Information overload is epidemic. When conversations turn to not reading, what is it about reading itself that is being implied? How are conversations about not reading working to consolidate particular notions about readers, readership, and the function of reading? Is reading really in peril?

Keywords: reading, literacy, literature, criticism, canon, computation

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