Reading, Writing, and Printing in Early Modern Europe and America
This course will focus upon the making, remaking, dissemination, and reading of books in early modern England and America. We will explore a wide range of material and theoretical problems, using the extraordinary collections at the Library Company, the Free Library, and the Rosenbach Library, as well as at Penn.
The syllabus will include the King James Bible, Hamlet, the New England Primer, and Franklin's Autobiograpy.
Consult Graduate Chair for requirements met.