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  • Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspaceby DeNel Rehberg Sedo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Reading is both a social process and a social formation, as this book illustrates across centuries and cultural contexts. Highlighting links evident in reading communities from literary salons to online environments, each essay reflects the rich repertoire of research methods available to reading scholars. more...

  • Sense and Nonsensibilityby Lawrence Douglas; Alexander George

    Touchstone 2007; Not Available

    Two widely published humor columnists and "bad boys" of academia take their wit and wisdom to dazzling new lows in this irreverent send-up of highbrow literary culture. At last, the thinking person's take on the life of the mind in today's increasingly mindless age. Sense and Nonsensibility pokes fun at everyone from spoof-proof scholars to... more...

  • The Know-It-Allby A J Jacobs

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.08

    On leaving school or university, you feel pretty pleased with yourself. You've learnt a lot, your'e well-read and you know a whole bunch of obscure facts guaranteed at some point to appear in the questions on Mastermind or University Challenge. Then you get a job, and ten years later youre more eloquent and eager to argue about Britney and Big Brother... more...

  • 1001 Booksby Peter Boxall; Peter Ackroyd

    Octopus 2012; Not Available

    A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the best fiction from around the world. Completely redesigned with over 150 new images. more...

  • The Point, Issue 1by Jon Baskin; Jonny Thakkar; Etay Zwick

    Agate Publishing 2011; US$ 12.00

    The first issue of a Chicago-based, twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture, which has been highly praised by writers and commentators from around the world. more...

  • The Point, Issue 5by Jon Baskin; Jonny Thakkar; Etay Zwick

    Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 12.00

    The latest issue of a Chicago-based, twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture, which has been highly praised by writers and commentators from around the world. more...

  • Building Their Own Waldosby Robert D. Habich

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    By the end of the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson was well on his way to becoming the “Wisest American” and the “Sage of Concord,” a literary celebrity and a national icon. With that fame came what Robert Habich describes as a blandly sanctified version of Emerson held widely by the reading public. Building Their... more...

  • Sense and Nonsensibilityby Lawrence Douglas; Alexander George

    Touchstone 2007; Not Available

    Two widely published humor columnists and "bad boys" of academia take their wit and wisdom to dazzling new lows in this irreverent send-up of highbrow literary culture. At last, the thinking person's take on the life of the mind in today's increasingly mindless age. Sense and Nonsensibility pokes fun at everyone from spoof-proof scholars to... more...

  • Judging a Book By Its Loverby Lauren Leto

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    ?Leto is as funny as she is well-read; a delight for bibliophiles and wannabes alike.? ?Wylie Overstreet, author of The History of the World According to Facebook Lauren Leto, humor blogger and co-author of Texts from Last Night , now offers a fascinating field guide to the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. Judging a Book by Its Lover ... more...

  • Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: The Perspective of Institutional Accreditationby Laura Saunders

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    This nationwide analysis documents how institutions of higher education are responding to demands for accountability and transparency by implementing and assessing learning goals for information literacy. more...