The Office Hour, Chapter 12: “Refusing to Read”

In our first episode of 2017, Toby and I debate Amy Hungerford’s Chronicle of Higher Education editorial, “On Not Reading.” Along the way, Toby shares some of his expertise about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and I divulge my inexpertise about J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

Special thanks to the panelists in the Modern Language Association 2017 session, Infinite Jest at Twenty” (Lee Konstantinou, Carrie Shanafelt, Gerry Canavan, and N. Katherine Hayles), for turning us on to Hungerford’s article.

 

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Music: “Wonderful World,” by Sam Cooke. © Universal Music Group, 1960. Used under academic fair use for noncommercial purposes.

Andrew Marzoni

About Andrew Marzoni

Andrew Marzoni is a writer, critic, teacher, musician, and co-editor of TECHStyle. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota and a MA in English & American Literature from New York University. His essays and criticism have appeared in ARTnews, Cinephile, The New York Observer, The Quarterly Conversation, Review 31, Music & Literature, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and other publications. He is currently writing a critical history of Semiotext(e), 1974-present.
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