The History and Future of the Book

Supplementary Materials

Final Exam Structure - April 7


Slides from "The Shape of the Book" ("What does the book mean to our culture?") - Sept 9

Discussion Questions on Carr's "Is Google Making us Stupid?" - Sept 16

Carr's Evidence - Sept 16-18

Discussion Passages from Birkert's "The Time of Reading: A Meditation on the Fate of Books in an Impatient Age" - Sept 18

Quiz on "Divine Mind Fragment Theatre" - Sept 25

The MLA search interface has a new feature called "Smarttext Searching." This will skew your results horribly because if your search term gets no hits, there is a script that will go off and find a huge pile of items it thinks you might want. For the purpose of doing your research exercise you'll need to start by turning Smarttext searching off: click here to download Instructions for turning off "Smarttext Search" on the MLA search form.

Keats, Chapman, and Pope - Feb 22