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Alberto Ruy Sánchez

Writer, poet and essayist |

Alberto is a writer, poet and essayist from Mexico City. He has a Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Paris under the directorship of Roland Barthes. His novels include: Los nombres del aire, Los demonios de la lengua, En los labios del agua, and Los jardines secretos de Mogador. He has published widely in scholarly journals and is the author of several books of literary criticism. In 2000 he was proclaimed Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. He has served as a Visiting Tinker Scholar at Stanford University and as the Chairman of Creative Non-Fiction Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

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Reading Technologies

Session 65 | Room MIDE
Wednesday 28 October | 11:25 – 11:45

Duration: 20 minutes

In the XII Century, there was a mutation in the reading way, when the lectio-divina – practiced in the monasteries- turned to lectio scholastica –which was organized to serve better to the logic, analytic and academic thought. In a similar way, we nowadays witness the breakdown of a paradigm on reading; the book, today, is no longer a cult object, screen has taken its place. Reading process has changed, analytic reading is being replaced by a hypertextual reading, the text is read as segments of independent information in a new writing space: the screen.

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