Teaching Resources

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Syllabi and Bibliographies

The following syllabi and bibliographies are offered here as suggested approaches to graduate and undergraduate coursework.

The Tanselle Syllabi
G. Thomas Tanselle. Rare Book School. University of Virginia
Introduction to Bibliography and Introduction to Scholarly Editing
Syllabi can be downloaded from the site.
History of the Book (pdf)
Bertrum MacDonald. Dalhousie University
History of the Book, 1450 to the Present
Joel Silver. Indiana University
Topics in the History of Books and Printing, 1400-1800
Ryan and Traister. University of Pennsylvania
History of Books and Printing, 1800-1950
Daniel Traister. University of Pennsylvania. Undergraduate syllabus
History of the Book
Jonathan Rose. Drew University
History of the Book in France, from the Ancien Regime to the Present
Willa Silverman. Penn State University (in French)
The History of the Book and Its Forms
Deborah McGrady. Tulane University (in French)
Sources for Teaching Bibliography
Drawn from SHARP-L suggestions
Survey of Publishing, Text to Hypertext
James C. Morrison. Harvard University
Technology of the Book 
D. F. Felluga. Purdue University
Technologies of the Word
Robert M. Fowler. Baldwin-Wallace College
The Culture of the Book
Nancy Mace. U.S. Naval Academy
Medieval Orality & Literacy
Gadi Algazi, Tel Aviv
Knowledge, Literacy, and the Politics of Information in Early Modern England
Sabrina Baron. University of Maryland
Street Ballads
Michael Hancher. University of Minnesota
Victorian Studies: Illustrated Periodicals
Michael Hancher. University of Minnesota
American Literary Circles: The Atlantic Monthly Circle
Sherry J. Linkon. Youngstown State University
American Literary Genres: The Bestseller
Sherry J. Linkon. Youngstown State University
Popular Fictions: Bestsellers from the Greeks to Grisham
Ryan and Traister. University of Pennsylvania
Bestsellers in America, 1790 to the Present
Paul Gutjahr. Indiana University
Print, Literacy: Power in America to 1900
Mary Kay Duggan. University of California-Berkeley
The Profession of Authorship in 19th-Century America
Sherry J. Linkon. Youngstown State University

Lectures and Multimedia Resources

The Atlas of Early Printing
University of Iowa Libraries
Image Matching on Printed Images in Bodleian Collections. Podcast.
Description and links here.
Dr. Giles Bergel, University of Oxford
Lectures, Rare Book School 2012
University of Virginia Rare Book School
Technology of the Book Web Ring
D. F. Felluga. Purdue University

Other Teaching Resources

Biases of the Ear and Eye
Daniel Chandler
Book History Timetable
Concise History of the British Newspaper
British Library
Graphics Atlas
Image Permanence Institute. Online print identification tools
InScribe: Paleography Learning Materials
University of London, School of Advanced Study/Institute of Historical Research
Free Course
The King’s Printer Project
Politics, Power and the Printed Word in the Reign of James I
Making Books, Shaping Readers
University College, Cork
Manuscripts, Books, and Maps: The Printing Press in a Changing World
Jones and Mukerji, UCSD
The World of the Renaissance Print Shop
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee