This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the act of writing which focuses on a variety of ways in which the experience is framed by academic and literary writers. With a primary focus on academic writing, Dr Chandler outlines the importance of the media and processes of mediation involved, referring in particular to language, the written word, textual genres, writing tools, academic disciplines and roles, publishing systems and personality.
Anthony Adams, University of Cambridge (Welsh Journal of Education)
Dr Daniel Chandler is now a lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Co-editor of Computers and Literacy (Open University Press) and author of Semiotics: The Basics (Routledge), he has published extensively and lectured in many countries on this topic since 1981.
ISBN 0 903878 44 5
First published April 1995; currently out of print though copies are occasionally available on Amazon.co.uk. Click here for selected sources of copies of this book in UK reference libraries.
The whole text is currently available online in Word 6 format. You may download this for your own personal academic use only. The electronic version has the great advantage of being searchable; on the other hand, who would want to read such a book via the screen?