In How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis (2012), N. Katherine Hayles asserted that we think “through, with, and alongside media” (p. 1). Close reading has long been a key identifier of the humanities studies. To read the full text of the review in traditional humanities close reading style, click the page number to flip each page. Access the print-friendly version if your browser does not support the embedded book.

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A close reading of How We Think (and this review) reveals the foundation of current scholarship. Despite evolutionary and epigenetic changes in reading and thinking processes, close reading reveals the underlying narrative of a text. Even though technology is shaping the form of texts, close reading still provides a useful method of engagement.