ENGL 209 B1: Reading Histories: Making Readers

D. Gay

The history of reading is a field of study that complements the history of the book. We will look at the development of this discipline and some theoretical and historical case studies in the field from antiquity to the present day. We will also explore some literary texts that help us understand how and why people read books in different time periods.

Text: The History of reading, ed. Shafquat Towheed, Rosalind Crone, and Katie Halsey (Routledge paperback) Other texts TBA.