Reading and Not Reading Don Quixote: From Printshop to Web, the Book as New Media

By Michael Budd.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Books are no longer thought of as technologies when compared with Ipods and kindred devices but the quarto volume of the 17th century was a technological device as radical in its own way as the first portable media of the late 20th century. In this paper I will discuss the impact of the book as new media using Don Quixote as a story founded within early book culture that has also evolved through time and become known not only through being read but also through its replication and reduction via other media (from printmaking to film and the web).

Keywords: Book Technology, Reading and Literacy, Narrative

International Journal of the Book, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.113-120. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 537.218KB).

Dr. Michael Budd

Associate Professor of History and Liberal Studies, History, Liberal Ltudies and Graduate Studies, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Michael Anton Budd is Associate professor and director of the Salve Regina University Humanities Doctoral Program. His interests include the history of the body, colonial violence and revolution, historical film, Art & the Machine, Urban History, and military history & technology. He is the author of The Sculpture Machine: Physical Culture and Body Politics in the Age of Empire (Macmillan UK/ NYU Press 1997).

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