Bookbeat: December 2008

Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade PathEx-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path

by Terry Harpold, Department of English
(University of Minnesota Press, 2008)
Available through Amazon

“Every reading is, strictly speaking, unrepeatable; something in it, of it, will vary. Recollections of reading accumulate in relation to this iterable specificity; each takes its predecessors as its foundation, each inflects them with its backward-looking futurity.”

In Ex-foliations, Terry Harpold investigates paradoxes of reading’s backward glances in the theory and literature of the digital field.

In original analyses of Vannevar Bush’s Memex and Ted Nelson’s Xanadu, and in innovative readings of early hypertext fictions by Michael Joyce and Shelley Jackson, Harpold asserts that we should return to these landmarks of new media scholarship with newly focused attention on questions of media obsolescence, changing user interface designs, and the mutability of reading.

In these reading machines, Harpold proposes, we may detect traits of an unreadable surface—the real limit of the machines’ operations and of the reader’s memories—on which text and image are projected in the late age of print.

- Publisher

A Taste of Europe: Celebrating Five Years of the Center for European Studies CookbookA Taste of Europe

by the Center for European Studies
Available through CES

A Taste of Europe: Celebrating Five Years of the Center for European Studies Cookbook contains 56 recipes from 32 European countries. It commemorates the Center's fifth anniversary as a US Department of Education National Resource Center on Europe, one of only 10 such centers in the United States, as well as distinction of being the only European Union Commission funded Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in the country.

A Taste of Europe offers traditional recipes with accompanying information about the language and culture of all the countries represented, to both promote international awareness in the community and to bring flavors of Europe into North Florida kitchens. The recipes were contributed by friends of the CES from 25 different departments or units across campus.

- Publisher

Voice DisordersVoice Disorders

by Christine Sapienza,
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
and Bari Ruddy, University of Central Florida
(Plural, 2008)
Available through Amazon

Written by leading specialists in voice, this book captures the science and art of clinical voice. A necessary book for every graduate student in the field of speech language pathology, this text provides a level of detail needed to assess and treat those with voice disorders. Supplemented with case studies and video examples relevant to the study of clinical voice pathology, this edition provides supplemental material for the educator as well as pragmatic tools for the student and clinician.

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