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The Year of the Book

“The Year of the Book” is a series of conversations, a workshop, and a visual exhibition about how we look at books in the digital age. A partnership between SDSU’s Digital Humanities Initiative and the Library, “The Year of the Book” seeks to spark a communal conversation across campus about the role of the book, that so-called “old” medium and that central technology of Humanism, in our digital age. “The Year of the Book” will explore the book as medium, metaphor, and cultural object from diverse disciplinary perspectives and methodological practices including design, art, book history, literature, archiving and curation, printing and publishing, etc.

 

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Event: Introductory Bookmaking Workshop

Where: Art building, room 453

Limit: 25 seats, first come first served

RSVP: Anna Culbertson

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Event: Dr. Jessica Pressman, SDSU Dept. of English:
"Bookishness: On Fetishizing the Book in the Age of
its Disappearance"

 

Where: Love Library, room 430

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Event: Lecture by UCSD Distinguished Professor of
Literature, Dr. Seth Lerer: "Children’s Literature and
the Arts of the Book: Reflections in a Digital Age"

 

Where: Love Library, room 430

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Event: DIY Publishing Panel
With Dr. Adam Hammond and Jenny Minniti-Shippey, MFA, of SDSU’s
Dept. of English, and special guest, April Peveteaux, author of blogturned-book Gluten is my Bitch (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2013)

 

Where: Love Library, room 430

Deadline for submissions: April 2017 [TBD]

Event: SDSU Student Electronic Literature Competition 2017
Cash prize of $250! All student submissions of born-digital literature of
all genres and styles are welcome.

 

For more info visit: Electronic Literature Contest

Event Details:

Topic: The Year of the Book

 

Event: Introductory Bookmaking Workshop

 

Event: Dr. Jessica Pressman, SDSU Dept. of English:
"Bookishness: On Fetishizing the Book in the Age of
its Disappearance"

 

Event: Lecture by UCSD Distinguished Professor of
Literature, Dr. Seth Lerer: "Children’s Literature and
the Arts of the Book: Reflections in a Digital Age"

 

Event: DIY Publishing Panel
With Dr. Adam Hammond and Jenny Minniti-Shippey, MFA, of SDSU’s
Dept. of English, and special guest, April Peveteaux, author of blogturned-book Gluten is my Bitch (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2013)

 

Event: SDSU Student Electronic Literature Competition 2017
Cash prize of $250! All student submissions of born-digital literature of
all genres and styles are welcome.

 

 

Faculty Leaders: Jessica Pressman Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature and Anna Culbertson, Library and Information Access-Special Collections

 

Event Speaker: April Peveteaux

The Year of the Book
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