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Reading as a collective cultural experience
by Islam Issa
About this EXP
Islam Issa, Professor of Literature and History at Birmingham City University, talks to us about reading as a collective, cultural experience.
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Key point 1
We each have our own entry point into reading literature.
Key point 2
For reading to be a collective experience, we need to think about how others have responded to texts; writers and translators are themselves readers.
Key point 3
Literature is always affected by the economy around it.
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