We must not forget that even a prodigious reader never has access to more than an infinitesimal fraction of the books that exist. As a result, unless he abstains definitively from all conversation and all writing, he will find himself forever obliged to express his thoughts on books he hasn't read.(Well, okay, following you so far...)
Invited proposal topics include
- The elaboration of meaning, reception theory
- The book as fetish
- Imaginary books, screen books, phantom books
- The role played by non-reading in the reception of certain texts or authors (Proust...)
- Sociological dimensions of books and reading
Areas of interest appealed to include creative writers, critical theorists, literary historians, etc.
Thoughts on non-reading? Are you non-reading this post right now? Discuss.