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Avatars of the Word

From Papyrus to Cyberspace

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$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674001947

Publication Date: 05/05/2000


228 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

1 halftone


  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Scholar in His Study
  • 1. Phaedrus: Hearing Socrates, Reading Plato
  • 2. From the Alexandrian Library to the Virtual Library and Beyond
  • Hyperlink: The Instability of the Text
  • 3. From the Codex Page to the Homepage
  • Hyperlink: The Shrine of Nonlinear Reading
  • 4. The Persistence of the Old and the Pragmatics of the New
  • Hyperlink: Who Owns That Idea?
  • 5. The Ancients and the Moderns: The Classics and Western Civilizations
  • 6. Augustine Today: Linear Narratives and Multiple Pathways
  • 7. The New Liberal Arts: Teaching in the Postmodern World
  • Hyperlink: How Does Teaching Work?
  • 8. What Becomes of Universities? (For Professors Only)
  • 9. Cassiodorus: Or, the Life of the Mind in Cyberspace
  • Bibliographic Notes
  • Index

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