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Daniel Traister

Daniel Traister

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Daniel Traister earned degrees in English literature from Colby College and New York University, and a degree in Library Service from Columbia University. He has published essays on the poetry of Sir Philip Sidney, Renaissance publishing practices, the history of books and printing, and -- most frequently -- rare book librarianship and library collection development. He also publishes occasionally on topics in twentieth-century American literature. He co-edited Bibliography Newsletter and was both book review editor and a reviewer-columnist for American Book Collector.  Current projects include a revision, for a new venue, of an exhibition catalogue dealing with Emma Hamilton, Sir William Hamilton, and Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson; and a number of related essays that concern geographically or otherwise marginalized, non-canonical, disregarded, and unread writers.

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Courses Taught

fall 2008

spring 2007

ENGL 016.601 Reading War canceled  

fall 2006

ENGL 026.001 Drama to 1660  

fall 2004

ENGL 079.401 Jewish-American Literature  

spring 2004

fall 2003

fall 2002

ENGL 231.301 Renaissance Poetry  

spring 2002

ENGL 016.302 The Idea of a University  
ENGL 393.601 Imagining Scotland  

fall 2001

spring 2001

fall 2000

ENGL 016.302 Topics in Literature  

spring 2000

ENGL 497.601 History of the Book  

fall 1999

ENGL 331.301 17th-Century Poetry  

fall 1998

ENGL 233.301 Renaissance Drama  

spring 1998

ENGL 036.601 Shakespeare Tragedies  

fall 1997

ENGL 393.401 Nuclear Fictions  

spring 1997

ENGL 586.601 Popular Fictions  

fall 1996

ENGL 297.401 Manuscript and Handpress  

summer 1996

fall 1995

ENGL 489.601 Writing the American West  
ENGL 590.401 Historiography of Books  

spring 1995