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Conversations with the Printed Page: The Call of the Book

Julie Faulkner.

While digital technologies provide readers with an expanded range of texts and ways of reading, the printed page continues to offer a peculiarly intense experience. The presenters have gathered snapshots of people's responses to reading as a way of reflecting on whether reading books can be both a private as well as a social event. This workshop will explore the nature of the reading experience, focussing on the forms of engagement which the book invites.


Julie Faulkner  (Australia)
Department of School and Early Childhood Education
RMIT University

Julie Faulkner has recently completed her PhD on teenage reading practices and popular culture. She is currently lecturing in literacy in education at RMIT university.

  • Printed page
  • Engagement
  • Private and social event

(60 min Workshop, English)