EN220 - Book History and Materiality

Provides an introductory vocabulary and structure regarding the history of books, bibliography, textual materiality, and printing. Topics explored will include the rise of writing, the scroll, manuscript codices, the growth of literate culture, the invention of movable type and the impact of printing on scholarship, science, and religion, the distribution and marketing of books, the rise of a reading public, the shift from hand- to machine-powered printing, and the move from printed to electronic formats. Meets the Critical Learning: HP requirement. (Not offered 2024-25).

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: HP

1 unit


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2024 Block 5 Book History and Materiality Jared Richman Armstrong Hall 231 25 / 5 06/19/2024
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