Book History

Presentation Schedule

Presentation: 5%

You will give a 5-minute presentation on one of the texts. This presentation should serve to start the class’s conversation for the day. You will point us to a question from the day’s reading and to the specific passage in the text that sparked that inquiry for you. You will get the discussion rolling. You should be able to direct the class to a passage for close reading and/or a series of questions for discussion.

2/9- Nicole Howard, The Book: The Life Story of a Technology

2/16- Robert Darnton, “What is the History of Books?”
D.F. McKenzie, “The Book as an Expressive Form”  MORGAN GATES

2/23– Jerome McGann, “The Socialization of Texts” KATHERINE ENGAN
Roger Chartier, “Labourers and Voyagers: From the Text to the Reader” ROBIN JOHANNSEN

3/1– Adrian Johns, “The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book” CHELSIE BILLER
Pierre Bourdieu, “The Field of Cultural Production”

3/8- Roger Chartier, “The Practical Impact of Writing” ADRIAN VEGA
Elizabeth Eisenstein, “Defining the Initial Shift” LORENIA SALGADO

3/22– D.F. McKenzie, “The Sociology of a Text” KRISTI PHILLIPS
Stanley Fish, “Interpreting the VariorumDALTON SALVO
Janice Radway, “A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire”

4/5—Michel Foucault, “What is an Author?” CHRISTOPHER GORRIE
Mark Rose, “Literary Property Determined” THEODORE BRUNI
John Brewer, “Authors, Publishers and Literary Culture” MARLENE MOORE

4/12 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman SCOTT BRUNER

4/19– The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, GentlemanSAM HOWETH

4/26The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Jay David Bolter, Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print (Ch. 1: “The Late Age of Print” and Chapter 2: “Writing as Technology,” Chapter 3: “Hypertext and the Remediation of Print”): pps. 1-46.