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Comparative Literature Program
Dartmouth College
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755


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Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603) 646-2912
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COLT 40: Special Topics:  Genres

This course will study texts from a generic perspective, concentrating on a particular genre or subgenre that stands outside the board categories of poetry, drama, and narrative.

Winter 2014:  Halasz (2)

The History of the Book (Identical to English 54)

This course examines the book as a material and cultural object. We’ll consider various practical and theoretical models for understanding the book form and investigating the materials, technologies, institutions, and practices of its production, dissemination, and reception. We’ll focus primarily on the printed book in Western Europe and North America, but we’ll also discuss the emergence of the codex (book), medieval manuscript books, twentieth and twenty-first century artist’s books and the challenges posed by digitality to the book form. The readings for the course will be balanced by frequent use of exemplars drawn from Rauner Library and practical experience setting type in the Book Arts workshop. (LIT/W)

Last Updated: 5/8/14