Readers’ Perceptions: The Book as Device or as Aesthetic Object

By Claire A. Woods, Kurt Lushington and Jonathan Crichton.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Student response to interacting with electronic books, digital texts and the book. The e-book as an educational tool and the aesthetic pleasures of creating and responding to texts.

Keywords: Electronic Books, Reading, Digital Media, Aesthetics of Textual/Digital Culture

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.51-68. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.234MB).

Prof. Claire A. Woods

Claire Woods, Ph.D.( Pennsylvania); Ed.M(Harvard);BAHons(Adelaide) ;Dipt T.(A.T.C.); FRSA(U.K.). Professor, Communication and Writing; Director International Programs, School of Communication, Information and New Media. Research interests: teaching of writing, qualitative research in communication; creative writing; literary practice, professional communication. Widely published in English studies, writing theory and practice, literary practice. Winner of the Prime Minister's Award , Australian University Teacher of the Year - member of teaching team in Professional Writing and Communication - 2001. Teacher in postgraduate programs in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Adelaide, Australia. Editorial Board member for Australian and International journals. Member of the executive, Australian Association of Writing Programs( AAWP). Former President, Australian Association for the Teaching of English(AATE). George Barton Award and Honorary Professor, University of Queensland.

Assoc. Prof. Kurt Lushington

Dr Lushington has a keen interest in ebook technologies and their application to teaching and mobile workforce applications.

Dr Jonathan Crichton

Jonathan Crichton holds a Ph.D in Linguistics from Macquarie University and is a Research Fellow in the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures Education at the University of South Australia. His interests include the relationship between language and intercultural communication.

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