Books and Early Modern Culture
- Sarah Werner (see profile)
- Book History, LLC 16th-Century English, LLC 17th-Century English, TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing, TM Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography
- Books, History, Teaching, Libraries--Special collections, Renaissance
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- Book history, Pedagogy, Special collections, Renaissance culture
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- The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the history of books by focusing on books and early modern culture. By learning about how books were made and how books were used, students will gain a clearer appreciation of how early modern culture was shaped by and was a shaping force in the development of print culture. The archival skills students learn in conducting this research will serve them in future research projects, and their understanding of the sociology of books will refine their understanding of the early modern period and the roles that books played in later periods.
- This is the latest syllabus from a seminar I taught regularly at the Folger Shakespeare Library from 2007 through 2014. More detailed information about the assignments described on the syllabus can be found at https://sarahwerner.net/FolgerBooks/. Were I to teach this course now, the specifics of the readings would change in some cases, but the structure of the course would remain largely the same.
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