Pressing Questions: How We Read Now

Reading behaviours are in flux and much of the information we are gleaning about contemporary attitudes and habits of reading is contradictory.

In this presentation, Margaret Mackey will explore the implications of the new digital world for the ways in which we read and think about reading.  When we have many choices, some old habits become easier to see because we no longer take them for granted as the only way of proceeding.  What can we see now about reading that was invisible to us a generation ago?

Margaret Mackey is a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada.  She has been researching new media and the implications of digital options on print reading for twenty years, and in that time has published four books, edited three more, and produced a long list of articles and presentations on the changing literacies of our times.  Her most recent book is Narrative Pleasures in Young Adult Novels, Films, and Video Games (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). 

Bilde av Margaret Mackey

Margaret Mackey, professor i Library and Information Studies (bibliotek- og informasjonsfag) ved University of Alberta, Canada.