undergraduate literacy (again)

I was surprised to see the 2007 NEA study cited as evidence in a recent recent WSJ account of undergraduate literacy: "The Young and the Bookless". The other sources we’ve seen point to a rise, not a fall, in reading for pleasure among undergraduates. Perhaps “the last book they had read for fun” didn’t include digital media?

About Jennifer Summit

I am a professor of English at Stanford University. My research interests generally focus on the medieval and early modern periods, but I've become increasingly interested in how we might use some of the methodologies and questions that have been generated by the academic subfields of the history of reading and the book to understand the uses of literacy today.
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