Weekly Calendar


1: From Papyri to Print

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Watch "The Epic of Gilgamesh" ... Read More

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Robson, Eleanor. "The Clay Tablet Book in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia," A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford, Blackwell, 2009. 67-83. [Link]

Roemer, Cornelia. "The Papyrus Roll in Egypt, Greece, and Rome," A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford, Blackwell, 2009. 84-94. [Link]

EXTRA CREDIT: Bookbinding Workshop ... Read More

Lecture 1 Slides ... Read More

2: From Papyri to Print

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Edgren, J.S.. "The Book Beyond the West: China," A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford, Blackwell, 2009. 97-110. [Link]

Kornicki, Peter. "The Book Beyond the West: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam," A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford, Blackwell, 2009. 111-125. [Link]

Quiz ... Read More

Lecture 2 Slides ... Read More

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Weedon, Alex. "The Uses of Quantification," A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford, Blackwell, 2009. 33-49. [Link]

Febvre, Lucien, and Henri-Jean Martin. "The Book: Its Visual Appearance," The Broadview Reader in Book History. Toronto, Broadview Pres, 2015. 15-36. [Link]

Slides ... Read More

3: From Papyri to Print

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Due by the start of class: Timeline Assignment Essay

Howsam, Leslie. "The Study of Book History," The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015. 1-13. [Link]

Create Box folder and share file ... Read More

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Suarez, Michael F., S.J.. "Book History from Descriptive Bibliographies," The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015. 199-218. [Link]

Stoicheff, Peter. "Materials and Meanings," The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015. 73-89. [Link]

Quiz ... Read More

Book Hunt (counts as quiz) ... Read More

4: From Papyri to Print

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bode, Katherine, and Roger Osborne. "Book History from the Archival Record," The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015. 219-236. [Link]

Shep, Sydney. "Books in Global Perspectives," The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015. 53-70. [Link]

Quiz ... Read More

Quiz 3 Study Guide ... Read More

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Due by the start of class: Timeline Assignment Digital Edition

5: From Papyri to Print

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ezell, Margaret J.M.. "Handwriting and the Book," The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015. 90-106. [Link]

McKerrow, Ronald B.. "Introductory," "The Making of a Printed Book," & "The Printed Books and its Parts," An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1962 [1927]. 1-28. [Link]

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Watch "The Machine that Made Us" ... Read More

Quiz ... Read More

6: Rise of the Machines

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Johns, Adrian. "The Coming of Print to Europe," The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015. 107-124. [Link]

Special Collections Visit 1 ... Read More

Worksheet (Counts as Quiz) ... Read More

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Raven, James. "The Industrial Revolution of the Book," The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015. 143-161. [Link]

Doyle, Arthur Conan. "A Scandal in Bohemia," The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes. Secaucus, Castle, 1976. 11-25. [Link]

Quiz ... Read More

7: Rise of the Machines

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mid-Semester Break--No Class ... Read More

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Due by the start of class: Research Assignment Initial Question

Fern, Fanny. "Introduction" and "Chapter 1--Chapter 28," Ruth Hall. New York, Penguin Classics, 1997. xv-xlv, 1-65. [Link]

Slides ... Read More

8: Rise of the Machines

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fern, Fanny. "Chapter 29--Chapter 65," Ruth Hall. New York, Penguin Classics, 1997. 66-171. [Link]

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Due by the start of class: Research Assignment Overview of Sources

McKerrow, Ronald B.. "More about Imposition," "The Early Printing Press," & "Changes in the Technique of Printing," An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1962 [1927]. 29-52. [Link]

Lecture 6 slides ... Read More

9: Rise of the Machines

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fern, Fanny. "Chapter 66--Chapter 90," Ruth Hall. New York, Penguin Classics, 1997. 172-272. [Link]

Quiz ... Read More

Thursday, October 26, 2017

McKerrow, Ronald B.. "Changes in the Technique of Printing" & "Some Subsidiary Matters," An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1962 [1927]. 53-96. [Link]

10: Rise of the Machines

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lovecraft, H.P. "Under the Pyramids," Weird Tales. New York, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1924. 3-12. [Link]

Thursday, November 02, 2017

McKerrow, Ronald B.. "A Note on Paper" & "The Decoration of Books," An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1962 [1927]. 97-120. [Link]

Special collections visit 2 ... Read More

Worksheet (Counts as Quiz) ... Read More

11: The Disembodied Book

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Worksheet (Counts as Quiz) ... Read More

Special Collections Visit 3 ... Read More

Thursday, November 09, 2017
Due by the start of class: Research Assignment First Draft

12: The Disembodied Book

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sloan, Robin. "Help Wanted" through "Empires," Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. New York, Picador, 2012. 3-122. [Link]

Quiz ... Read More

Special Collections Handout 1 ... Read More

Special Collections Handout 2 ... Read More

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sloan, Robin. "The Strangest Clerk in 500 Years" through "The Rebel Alliance," Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. New York, Picador, 2012. 125-164. [Link]

13: The Disembodied Book

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Due by the start of class: Team Project Transcription
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Break -- No Class ... Read More

14: The Disembodied Book

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sloan, Robin. "Pop-up" through "A Really Big Gun," Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. New York, Picador, 2012. 165-230. [Link]

Quiz ... Read More

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sloan, Robin. "Little Bits of Metal" through "Epilogue," Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. New York, Picador, 2012. 233-288. [Link]

15: The Disembodied Book

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Due by the start of class: Team Project: Final
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Gleick, James. "After the Flood," The Information: A History, a Theory, A Flood. New York, Vintage, 2011. 373-397. [Link]

16: Exam Week: No Class

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Turn in Research Assignment Final Draft ... Read More