Graduate Training Programme

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Making Books, Shaping Readers Graduate Training Programme in Book Culture & Textual Materiality (5 credits)

April 20th – 23rd 2009 10am – 3pm daily (dates & times provisional)

This interdisciplinary and non-period specific module provides an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of the origins and development of the book as a material object, and the various agents involved in its production, dissemination and reception, from the manuscript culture in the medieval period through to the mass consumerism of the printed book in the nineteenth century.  The impact of digital technology on the study of book history will also be explored. This course will offer graduate students the opportunity to:

  •  gain a broad historical understanding of the mutually informative relationship between writing technologies and culture in western society
  • appreciate the collaborative nature of book production, dissemination and reception, and thereby engage in a concrete way with theoretical notions of the author and reader

  • partake in a variety of case studies of the material book from different periods of history

  • consider how books are marketed and presented to readers

  • conduct original research in this subject through the student’s development of a case study of their own chosen text as a material object and /or develop writing skills and a publishing profile by partaking in the development of a glossary of terms and the production of an annotated bibliography.

 

To register for this course see below. For information please contact mbsr@ucc.ie or Professor Graham Allen at g.allen@ucc.ie

MBSR Graduate Training Module in Book History and Textual Materiality

Course Title: MBSR Graduate Training Module in Book History and Textual Materiality

Coordinator Contact: Dr Graham Allen, Department of English; Email: mbsr@ucc.ie; Tel:490 2775

Brief Outline: This new interdisciplinary and non-period specific module provides an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of the origins and development of the book as a material object, and the various agents involved in its production, dissemination and reception, from the manuscript culture in the medieval period through to the mass consumerism of the printed book in the nineteenth century.  The impact of digital technology on the study of book history will also be explored. This course will offer graduate students the opportunity to:

  • gain a broad historical understanding of the mutually informative relationship between writing technologies and culture in western society

  • appreciate the collaborative nature of book production, dissemination and reception, and thereby engage in a concrete way with theoretical notions of the author and reader

  • partake in a variety of case studies of the material book from different periods of history

  • consider how books are marketed and presented to readers

  • conduct original research in this subject through the student’s development of a case study of their own chosen text as a material object and /or develop writing skills and a publishing profile by partaking in the development of a glossary of terms and the production of an annotated bibliography.

Target Audience: First / Second Year PhD Students in College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: Three Day Intensive Course

Credit Weighting: 5 Credits

Course Start Date: 28th -30th April 2008

Timetable: 10am – 3.30pm daily

Registration Procedure: Register here (fill in Registration Form and email to mbsr@ucc.ie)

Registration Deadline: 31.01.2008 (subject to availability)

  • Registration Form 2008  Please fill out this form if you wish to register for the course

  • Schedule for the Graduate Training Programme, April 28th - 30th 2008


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