Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

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Friday, Jan 29, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica (22 January 2010)

“How will digital technologies change our culture in the years to come? In what ways will they shape how we read and learn, what we read and learn, even if we read and learn?


These are big questions, but they’re the kind we like to ask here on the blog. Next week we’ll ask them again in yet another way, when we publish a series of posts (one each day) broadly centering on the fate of the written word and the institutions that minister to it in the age of the Internet, Kindle, and “the cloud.””


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— Iljitsch van Beijnum and Jaume Barcelo (Ars Technica, November 2011)
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— Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave, and Lucas Graves (Columbia Journalism Review, 10 May 2011)
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The Public Library Manifesto
— David Morris (Yes!, 6 May 2011)
Paper Tigers
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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
— Ross Perlin (Guernica, May 2011)
A Liberal Education: Should academics Join the Government?
— Martha C. Nussbaum (The New Republic, 11 March 2011)
In Praise of Dead White Men
— Lindsay Johns (Prospect, 23 September 2010)
The University vs. Liberal Education
— Dan Edelstein (Inside Higher Ed, 14 October 2010)
Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom
— Sara Corbett (The New York Times Magazine, 15 September 2010)
The Amazonian Gorilla
— Scott McLemee (Inside Higher Ed, 28 July 2010)
Putting the 'Public' in 'Public Intellectual'
— Imani Perry (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 6 June 2010)
Bad Writing and Bad Thinking
— Rachel Toor (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 April 2010)

Latest in Literature

The Clerk, RIP
— Scott Timberg (Salon, 18 December 2011)
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— Sam Anderson (The New York Times Magazine, 21 October 2011)
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— BookFinder.com (BookFinder.com, 2011)
Man of a Hundred Thousand Books
— George Fetherling (Geist, 2011)
30 Books That Could Be The Next Harry Potter
— George Wales (Total Film, 25 May 2011)
Where Are Today's Steinbecks?
— Michael Goldfarb (BBC, 11 May 2011)
The Public Library Manifesto
— David Morris (Yes!, 6 May 2011)
Why Women Love Fantasy Literature
— Alyssa Rosenberg (The Atlantic, 10 May 2011)
The Web Allows Stories to Be Spun in New Ways
— Robert McCrum (The Observer, 8 May 2011)
The Urgent Matter of Books
— Lidia Yuknavitch (The Rumpus, 3 May 2011)
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