Books Read in 2011

  1. The Line Painter by Claire Cameron f+#*
  2. Death of a Department Chair by Lynn C. Miller f+

What’s on My To-Read Shelf?


  1. Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII by Plato (Walter Hamilton, trans.)
  2. War and Peace in the Global Village by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore
  3. Sensing the Past: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, Touching in History by Mark M. Smith
  4. The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture by Andrew Keen
  5. Print is Dead: Long Live the Digital Book by Jeff Gomez
  6. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson
  7. Time and Narrative, Volume 1 (Chapters 1 and 2) by Paul Ricoeur
  8. Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology by Neil Postman
  9. The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil Postman
  10. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
  11. The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future by Robert Darnton
  12. The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control by Ted Striphas
  13. The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts
  14. “Blogs as Narratives” in Blogging by Jill Walker Rettberg
  15. “Will New Media Produce New Narratives?” in Narrative Across Media: The Languages of Storytelling by Marie-Laure Ryan
  16. “Fuzzy Genres and Community Identities: The Case of Architecture Students’ Sketchbooks” by Peter Medway in The Rhetoric and Ideology of Genre: Strategies for Stability and Change (Richard Coe, Lorelei Lingard & Tatiana Teslenko, eds.)
  17. “The Online Author as Publisher and Bookstore” in The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution by Paul Levinson
  18. “The Printing Press and the Internet: From a Culture of Memory to a Culture of Attention” by Aleida Assmann in Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations (Natascha Gentz & Stefan Kramer, eds.)
  19. “Package Deals in Fictional Narrative: The Case of the Narrator’s (Un)Reliability” by Tamar Yacobi
  20. “The Culture of Electronic Communication and the Self” in An Ecology of Communication: Cultural Formats of Control by David L. Altheide
  21. “Authors, Speakers, Readers, and Mock Readers” by Walter Gibson in Narratology: An Introduction (Susana Ortega & Jose Angel Garcia Landa, eds.)
  22. “Types of Narration” in The Rhetoric of Fiction by Wayne Booth
  23. “The Storyteller: Reflections on the Works of Nikolai Leskov” in Illuminations by Walter Benjamin
  24. “On the History of the Problem” & “The Method and Material” in Morphology of the Folktale by Vladimir Propp
  25. “Poetics and Criticism” & “How to Read?” in The Poetics of Prose by Tsvetan Todorov
  26. “The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality” in The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation by Hayden V. White
  27. “Text as a Site for Interaction” in Textual Interaction: An introduction to written discourse analysis by Michael Hoey
  28. “A New Model for Classification of Approaches to Reading, Analysis, and Interpretation” & “Discussion: Choices and Evaluation in Narrative Research” in Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis And Interpretation by Amia Lieblich, Rivka Tuval-Mashiach & Tamar Zilber
  29. Narrative Analysis by Catherine Kohler Riessman
  30. “Story: Existents” in Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film by Seymour Chatman
  31. “Voice” in Narrative Discourse by Gerard Genette
  32. “Distance and Point-of-View” by Wayne C. Booth; “Focalization” by Mieke Bal; “Voice” by Seymour Chatman; “Truth in Fiction: A Reexamination of Audiences” by Peter Rabinowitz & “Introduction to the Study of the Narratee” by Gerald Prince in Narrative Theory (David H. Richter, ed.)
  33. “Participant Roles and Relations” in Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative by David Herman
  34. Narrative: A Critical Linguistic Introduction by Michael Toolan
  35. “Natural Narratology” in Towards a ‘Natural’ Narratology by Monika Fludernik
  36. “The Field of Cultural Production, or: The Economic World Reversed” in The Field of Cultural Production: Essays on Art and Literature by Pierre Bourdieu
  37. Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition by Merlin Donald
  38. “From Print Situations to Electronic Situations” in No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior by Joshua Meyrowitz
  39. “Philosophical Consequences: Spirituality” in Understanding New Media: Augmented Knowledge and Culture by Kim H. Veltman
  40. Literary Theory: An Introduction by Terry Eagleton
  41. Myth and Meaning by Claude Levi-Strauss
  42. Mythologies by Roland Barthes
  43. Communication in History: Technology, Culture, Society by David Crowley & Paul Heyer
  44. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe (Vol. 1) by Elizabeth Eisenstein
  45. Canadian Communication Thought: Ten Foundational Writers (Innis & McLuhan chapters) by Robert E. Babe
  46. Marginal Man: The Dark Vision of Harold Innis by A. John Watson
  47. Marshall Mcluhan: The Medium and the Messenger by Philip Marchand
  48. Marshall McLuhan: Escape into Understanding: A Biography by W. Terrence Gordon
  49. The Bias of Communication by Harold A. Innis
  50. The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain
  51. Preface to Plato by Eric A. Havelock
  52. The Muse Learns to Write: Reflections on orality and literacy from antiquity to the present by Eric A. Havelock
  53. Interfaces of the Word: Studies in the evolution of consciousness and culture by Walter J. Ong
  54. The Gutenberg Galaxy: The making of typographic man by Marshall McLuhan

Done. Complete list of everything read.

Ratings Code:

a anthology
e essays
m memoir
n novel
nf non-fiction
p poetry
s short stories
r recipes
+ first book by this author
# will read more by this author
* best on this list