The Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies seeks an Adjunct for the Fall semester to teach GSLIS 731: History of the Book. The class meets at Queens College on Thursdays from 3:55-6:30. The instructor would have access to the QC Library’s rare book and print collections. Anyone interested should contact Johnathan Thayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official course description is below:
LBSCI 731. From Manuscripts to eBooks: Studies in Print Culture. 3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq. LBSCI 700, 701, 702, 703, or permission of the instructor. This course will explore the evolution of the “text” from its early conceptions in manuscript culture through its revolutionary transmission into print and finally into the digital age. Discussion will combine technical aspects of print culture as well as theoretical concerns for how knowledge is transmitted (how knowledge is “made”). Recent critical interests in the history and technology of the book, the interplay between word and image, and mechanisms of reading have substantially expanded the range of questions—cultural, intellectual, aesthetic, economic—one might ask when encountering a text.