Archives and Editions: Case Studies from Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Archives & Editions

Spring 2019

Taught By: Stephanie Browner

Section: AX

CRN: 7188

Credits: 4

This class is about editing and archives—subjects that intersect with fundamental questions about which texts we preserve and how we pass them to others, and forward to future generations. Preserving, collecting, editing, republishing, sharing, and even citing are activities at the center of cultural and political processes everywhere you turn, from law to propaganda creation from the establishment of literary traditions to the struggle for a multicultural democratic society. This course will explore the history, theory, and ethics of editions and archives, and the role of new digital technologies. You will create an edition, as well as engage key political and philosophical questions. Why do we make editions, collect books/texts, and create archives? What gets collected, what gets ignored; how does that change, through what process and what access? What audiences do we want archives to reach, and which are we ignoring, and why?

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:36pm 5/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 602

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019