A Note on the Schedule:

Each week there are readings listed under Core and Penumbra. The core readings are just that: central to the week’s discussion and lab. Everyone should read these closely and prepare to discuss them. The penumbral readings include some of the many brilliant pertinent readings I could not require because time is, sadly, finite. Each week you should choose (at least) one of the penumbral readings, based on your own interests, to read closely and be prepared to discuss in class.

In the week you lead class you should prepare all of the core and penumbral readings, and if you choose to dig into one of these topics for an assignment the penumbral readings are the first place you can start expanding your thinking.

Accessing Readings

The majority of our readings will be available online or through a digital course packet in Leganto. The first time you wish to access items from Leganto you will need to log in through Blackboard (the only time we’ll use it this semester), but thereafter the direct links in the schedule should work. If you switch to a new computer or device you may need to log in through Blackboard once.


January 9: Medium

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 1: Mark(it all)down


January 16: Format

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 2: Illuminating the Book


January 23: Book

Meet in the Northeastern Archives & Special Collections, 92 Snell Library (in the basement)

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 3: Into the Archives/Thinking with the Codex


January 30: Page

Core:

Penumbra:

Dead Media Poster Presentations


February 6: Press

Core:

Penumbra

Lab 4: Letterpress I


February 12 (6-9pm): Type

Note the different meeting day/time this week.

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 5: Letterpress II


February 20: Assemblage

Note: Professor Cordell away: virtual class; no lab

Core:

Penumbra:


February 27: Copy

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 6: TBA


March 6: Spring Break


March 13: Circulation

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 7: Building a Bot

March 20: Interface

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 8: Electronic Literature


March 27: Text

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 9: Computational Text Analysis I


April 3: Data

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 10: Computational Text Analysis II


April 10: Code

Core:

Penumbra:

Lab 11: Computational Text Analysis III


April 17: TBD

Seminar Unpaper Presentations