Dec 05, 2021  
2007-2008 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Academic 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 & Humanities core requirement.


(Cr: 3)