This is the course site for ENGL3717: Introduction to Print Culture, taught at UNBSJ in the Winter 2017 term.

Instructor:  Dr. Miriam Jones
Department of Humanities and Languages
Faculty of Arts
University of New Brunswick, Saint John

Office: Hazen Hall 103
Office hours: Tuesdays 1–2pm or by appointment

Brief description: This course introduces students to the field known variously as Book History, Print Culture, and Textual Studies, where the focus is not the abstract text but rather the book itself: the material object, how it is produced, and how it circulates and functions. Topics covered include book production from manuscript to digitization; the development of the printing press; the interplay of scribal and print culture; changing concepts of authorship; economies of book production and distribution; and literacy and readership. This is an upper level course subject to the usual disciplinary prerequisites, suitable for English majors as well as interested students from ICS and History.

The title of this blog is taken from the following quotation:

It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.

Marshall McLuhan