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ENGL 234.401
fulfills requirements:
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Elective Seminar of the Standard Major

This seminar taught in the Van Pelt Library and based on original materials is devoted to introduce the students to the long term history of written culture. It focused on material forms (manuscripts, printed books, pamphlets, digital screens), on textual genres (drama, novels, letters, archives), and cultural uses (among them reading practices).Its aims is to looks at the different "revolutions" that transformed the production, publication, and appropriation of the written word from late Middle ages to our present.