Online and Onsite: Intersections in Embodied and Digital Engagement

  • Millicent Weber
Part of the New Directions in Book History book series (NDBH)


This chapter builds on the theoretical and analytic work done in previous chapters to offer a model for the ways in which live and digital modes of engagement with literary culture intersect and enhance one another. It explores connections between the uptake of digital culture and literary festivals’ increasing popularity, and argues that both live and mediatised forms of contemporary engagement with literary culture sit within a tradition of reading as socially and materially constructed cultural practice. Building on the empirical audience data collected for this study, this chapter theorises and analyses the ways in which contemporary readers and writers interact in both live and digital environments, and how they negotiate engagement and develop communities across media boundaries.


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  • Millicent Weber
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  1. 1.Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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