Tue 20 November 2007 at 5.00 pm

‘Beyond the Book: Researching Reading in an Event-Based Culture’, Danielle Fuller

Publishing Research Seminar Series

Taking Place: Buckley BG10/11 in Semester 1 2007

Drawing upon the approaches and preliminary findings of the interdisciplinary research project, 'Beyond the Book: Mass Reading Events and Contemporary Cultures of Reading in the UK, USA and Canada,' (http://www.beyondthebookproject.org/) Danielle Fuller will consider some of the strategies, challenges and lines of investigation open to us as students of contemporary book culture. This presentation will be of interest to anyone who is a reader-participant in shared reading (through membership in a book club, for instance), to those who are intrigued by the popularity of literary fiction in the early 21st century, and to publishers trying to understand contemporary reading cultures.

Dr Danielle Fuller is Senior Lecturer in Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham and Director of the Regional Centre for Canadian Studies at Birmingham since 1997.  Her research centres around reading, writing and publishing communities.  Her publications including Writing the Everyday: Women's Textual Communities in Atlantic Canada.  She is Director of Beyond the Book, an AHRC-funded research project investigating mass reading events and contemporary cultures of reading in the UK, USA and Canada.

All are welcome.  Please contact Claire Squires for further information.