Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on the Future of the Book

Books: The Love-Hate Relationship of a Writer/Researcher.

Gabrielle Weinberger.

As a writer and teacher of writing books have always been part of my life. The relationship to books is an entirely different one than the relationship to other forms of publications and uses of text/language.
From the perspective of a person whose life is invested in books, I hope to discuss how books figure differently in teaching writing and the variety of effects that working entirely without books can yield.
I am writing from a cross-cultural position as an artist/practicioner/teacher. I believe that the invention of one medium (electronic communication) impacts on another (books) in far more complex ways than was originally thought. Early reactions to the computer age and its practice in this phase of globalization have led and will further lead to adjustments in how books are viewed and to what use they will be put in the future.


Gabrielle Weinberger  (United States)
School of Communication and Literature
Lenoir-Rhyne College

MA Universit├Ąt Regensburg, 1981
PhD, Ohio State University, 1988
Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1988-89;
Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne College, 1989-2003

  • Practical
  • Emotional/sensual
  • Cross-cultural
  • Concurrent streams
  • Ideology

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)