"High Culture as Entertainment" : Hybrid Reading Practices in a Live Book Club

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"High Culture as Entertainment" : Hybrid Reading Practices in a Live Book Club

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title "High Culture as Entertainment" : Hybrid Reading Practices in a Live Book Club
Author Persson, Magnus
Date 2016
English abstract
The Bushwick Book Club (BBC) is a live book club in which invited pop musicians perform musical interpretations of a predetermined literary work in a nightclub environment. What can a typical BBC show, with its strong emphasis on popular music and performance, teach readers about the uses of literature? This case study will investigate which reading practices are at work and in what ways they challenge traditional ideas of the forms, functions, and values of reading. Another important aspect concerns how the borders between high and popular culture, and between the printed word and other media are renegotiated. Based on the findings of the case study and supporting theory, the article argues for a radically broadened conception of reading.
Link http://journaldialogue.org/issues/high-culture-as-... (external link to publication)
Link http://journaldialogue.org/issues/high-culture-as-entertainment-hybrid-reading-practices-in-a-live-book-club/ .Icon
Publisher The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Host/Issue Dialogue : The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy;2
Volume 3
ISSN 2378-2323
Pages 23-34
Language eng (iso)
Subject reading practices in the new media landscape
book clubs
popular literary culture
literary performances
Bushwick Book Club
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22262 Permalink to this page
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