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UGRD > ENGL > 480

History of the Book

Opening Boston's rich archival resources to students, this capstone course gives undergraduates the opportunity to work with old, new, hyper, and rare texts. The course offers new perspectives on the book, exploring the book both as a manuscript and visual object and as a printed and edited object. It considers industries of the book, such as publishing and the internet, as well as its cultural effects, such as literacy and the circulation of ideas. In addition to readings in poetry, prose, literary theory, and history, the course is structured by hands-on workshops, library visits, and a self-defined research paper.

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