January 5 First class: introduction to print culture

January 12 Print culture: a three-legged stool: in which we discuss the field
Reading: The Book in Society, Pt. I ch. 1 & 2; The Broadview Reader, from ch. 1: Greg; Febvre & Martin; McKenzie

January 19 Pen, paper & ink: in which our fingers get inky
Reading: The Broadview Reader, from ch. 1: Twyman; Gutjahr & Benton; Chartier; Daunton

January 26 Coming of the printing press
Reading: The Book in Society, Pt. I ch. 3

February 2 The printing press (cont.)
Reading: The Broadview Reader, from ch. 3: Eisenstein; Darnton; Johns; from ch. 4: Bourdieu; Ezell; McDowel

February 9 Contemporary books
Reading: The Book in Society, Pt. I ch. 4; The Broadview Reader, from ch. 5: Hayles (introduced by Ryan); Grafton

February 16 University closed due to weather

[revised] February 23 The “author function”
Reading: The Book in Society, Pt. II ch. 5; The Broadview Reader, from ch. 2: McGann; Greg; Tanselle; Stillinger; from ch.4: Kasten (introduced by Noah)

[revised] March 2 Censorship and control
Reading:
The Book in Society, Pt. II ch. 6; The Broadview Reader, from ch. 3: Raven; from ch. 4: Cohen

March 6–10  Winter break

[revised] March 16 Libraries
Reading: The Book in Society, Pt. II ch. 9; The Broadview Reader, from ch. 3: Rose (Robert introducing)

[revised] March 23 Booksellers and Publishers
Reading: The Book in Society, Pt. II ch. 7&8; The Broadview Reader, from ch. 2: Parrish; Silver; McCoy; from ch. 4: McGill; from ch. 5: Striphas
Presentation: Robert on commercial publishing

March 30 Readers and community
Reading: The Book in Society, Pt. II ch. 10; The Broadview Reader, from ch. 3: Chartier
Presentation: Noah on zine culture

April 6 Last class
Reading:  The Broadview Reader, from ch. 5: McGann; Siemens et al.; Piper; Moretti
Presentation: Ryan on hypertexts