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Comparative Textual MediaTransforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era$
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N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680030

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.001.0001

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Bookrolls as Media

Bookrolls as Media

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(p.101) 5 Bookrolls as Media
Source:
Comparative Textual Media
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William A. Johnson

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.003.0005

While most scholars are aware that bookrolls (a subset of scrolls with a set of specific characteristics and typically employed for literary texts) lacked punctuation, what they may not know is that the omission was not a result of ignorance or lack of imagination but a deliberate choice not to employ reading aids. Johnson beautifully contextualizes this choice in his discussion of how bookrolls were read and what functions they served when the Romans adopted them (first century AD).

Keywords:   media specificity, media materiality, media framework, practice-based research, recursivity, media theory, curricula reform

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