What I’m reading (I think)

Tuesday, July 26

I’ve stolen this idea from Dacia Mitchell, a doctoral student at NYU. Sometimes it’s easy to fall into the doctoral studies bog; there’s so much reading, such a constancy of writing, thinking (agonizing) that it’s a challenge to think of blogging. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s had moments of conviction that no one wants to read stuff like this. But this idea is fun, plus it keeps me focused.

Reading, July-August

Caveat: As I move into the official proposal-writing phase of my life, I’m betting this list will change!

  • Apple, M. (1988). Teachers and texts : a political economy of class and gender relations in education. New York: Routledge.
  • Baron, N. (2010). Always on : language in an online and mobile world. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Berthoff, A. (1982). Forming, thinking, writing : the composing imagination. Montclair  NJ: Boynton/Cook.
  • Collins, A. (2009). Rethinking education in the age of technology : the digital revolution and schooling in America. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Thomas, A. (2007). Youth online : identity and literacy in the digital age. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Weiser, M. (2009). Engaging audience : writing in an age of new literacies. Urbana  Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English.

3 responses to “What I’m reading (I think)”

  1. Kelli says:

    Hey Karen, thanks for posting this! I’ve been doing a few posts of reading material too lately (and probably not enough reading of said material…but hey…)
    I gotta say, you seem like such a kindred spirit, based on that pile. Apple? One of my favourites! I like ‘Official Knowledge’ too. And Angela Thomas’ book? Totally cool! We crossed over at uni actually – she was finishing a thesis, I was starting one. She was a massive influence in switching me on to multimodality and semiotics.

    Good luck with the reading!!

  2. Karen says:

    You mean, a kindred sufferer don’t you? 😉

    The constancy of this work continues to surprise me. I like that you’ve just found Applebee– I’m working on using his history of English to argue about literature as a cultural tool to maintain institutional power structures. (Or something like that.)

  3. Dacia says:

    I somehow missed this over the summer, glad it was helpful!

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