Teaching Resources


This semester, I’m teaching UI Center for the Book 4930, “The Material Book in the Early Modern World.” This is a “material analysis” course, which means that I’ll be teaching early modern book history through engagement with hand press books in UI Special Collections. The course offers an introduction to bibliographical methods, with some space for reflection on how these can be applied in different realms (history, literary studies, book arts, and librarianship–students include undergrads in history, MLIS students, Book Arts MFAs, and history PhDs). As I was putting the syllabus together, I perused various websites and online resources, drawing from them inspiration for some of the readings and the class’s “lab” sessions. These websites include Beyond Citation (Steve Brier and Eileen Clancy, co-directors), Sarah Werner’s excellent website, The Folger Shakespeare Library’s research blog, The Collation, Whitney Anne Trettien’s website, and Claire M.L. Bourne’s site Of Pilcrows. Thanks for making your resources publicly available–and I look forward to sharing more from my class as the semester progresses!

Syllabus, “The Material Book in the Early Modern World”