Apr 02, 2020  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 242 - The Business of Books


Is the book dead? This course will take not one but three looks at books and reading. First, it will look into the history of reading as a technology and as a cultural practice. Then, it will explore some of the mythology of reading and readers: books on books and bookishness. Finally, it will consider some of the commercial aspects of books, from the invention of the “author” to Oprah’s Book Club. Satisfies the Arts and Humanities core requirement.

(Cr: 3)