one-off groups

Finally, in late 2007 and 2008 we extended and opened our network to invited ONE OFF READING GROUPS. We were able, through these latter recordings, to explore our interest in investigating what white lay readers, without a professional or academic interest in literary studies, make of these texts. As diasporic fiction attracts an increasingly mainstream readership, it seems an appropriate moment to consider this new and largely neglected audience, its values, and interpretations, using the currently popular formation of the reading group.

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