Recent Courses in Book History
The TTU graduate emphasis in book history offers the most robust set of courses of any program in the country.
- 5341 Histories and Theories of the Book - Surveys the global history of written communication from the earliest writing systems to the rise of digital technologies.
- 5344 Teaching History of the Book - Surveys the best practices for integrating book history and material studies into the postsecondary and graduate classroom in the Humanities.
- 5345 Letterpress Printing History and Practice - Surveys the historical rise of printing from Gutenberg, with practical experience in letterpress printing on a 19th century historic iron handpress. (onsite only)
- 5346 Digital Humanities - Surveys the theories, best practices, and technologies (i.e., TEI, CSS, XSLT, and GIS) associated with transforming cultural, historical, and literary texts into digital form.
- 5347 Scholarly Editing in Digital Environments - Surveys the theories and best practices for textual editors and examines the implications associated with transforming cultural artifacts into digital form.
- 5348 Studies in History of the Book - Concentrated study of specific problems in the history of the book and material culture. May be repeated when topics vary.
- 5349 Religion and Material Texts - Explores the relationship between religion and material texts across histories and cultures.
Each year, the Book History group offers at least three courses focused on the field: Bibliography and Research Methods, either History of the Book or History of Magazine Publishing, and one period-specific course.
Standardized offerings in rotation
- Bibliography and Research Methods | Hawkins F2007, F2008, F2009, F2010, F2011, F2012, F2013; Snead F2009, F2010, F2011, F2013
- History of Magazine Publishing | Patterson S2009; Bauer S2011
- History and Theories of the Book | Hawkins S2008; S2012, S2014; Snead S2010
- Internship in Publishing and Editing | Hawkins or Patterson
- Scholarly Editing and Digital Environments | Hawkins S2006; L. Crowley S2011
Here's a quick glance at the special-topics courses our faculty have offered with focus in book history. For full course descriptions, check out the Literature Course Archives.
- Victorian Poetry in the Marketplace | Hawkins S2013
- Romanticisms | Hawkins F2010
- Victorian Commodity Culture | Grass F2010
- No Text is an Island: John Donne and Early Modern Manuscript and Print Cultures | L. Crowley S2010
- Selling Novels and “The Novel” in the Eighteenth Century | Kvande S2010
- Victorian Sensation Fiction: The Anxieties of Commerce and Gender | Grass F2009
- Dramatic Authorship | Kuriyama F2009
- Gender and the Literatures of Dissent | Snead S2009
- Invention of Modernism | Samson F2008
- Authorship in Renaissance Drama | Kuriyama S2008
- Portable Property: Autobiography in the Marketplace | Grass S2007
- The Victorian Literary Market | Grass
- Beowulf | McFadden
In Technical Communication and Rhetoric
For full course descriptions, check out the TCR Course Archives.
- Visual Rhetoric | Kimball S2010
- Online Publishing | Rice S2004, S2006; Baehr F2004, F2005, F2007, F2010
- Publication Management | Baehr S2007, F2010, S2010
- Document Design | Kimball F2003, S2004, F2006, F2007, Su2011, Su2010; Su2009
- Discourse and Technology | Baehr S2008
- Web Publishing | Baehr S2003
- Technical Editing | Kimball F2002