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21L.715 Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships (MIT) 21L.715 Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships (MIT)

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What is the history of popular reading in the Western world? How does widespread access to print relate to distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow culture, between good taste and bad judgment, and between men and women readers? This course will introduce students to the broad history of popular reading and to controversies about taste and gender that have characterized its development. Our grounding in historical material will help make sense of our main focus: recent developments in the theory and practice of reading, including fan-fiction, Oprah's book club, comics, hypertext, mass-market romance fiction, mega-chain bookstores, and reader response theory. What is the history of popular reading in the Western world? How does widespread access to print relate to distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow culture, between good taste and bad judgment, and between men and women readers? This course will introduce students to the broad history of popular reading and to controversies about taste and gender that have characterized its development. Our grounding in historical material will help make sense of our main focus: recent developments in the theory and practice of reading, including fan-fiction, Oprah's book club, comics, hypertext, mass-market romance fiction, mega-chain bookstores, and reader response theory.

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popular reading | popular reading | highbrow culture | highbrow culture | lowbrow culture | lowbrow culture | gender | gender | taste | taste | theory and practice of reading | theory and practice of reading | fanfiction | fanfiction | fandom | fandom | Oprah | Oprah | comics | comics | hypertext | hypertext | mass-market romance fiction | mass-market romance fiction | mega-chain bookstore | mega-chain bookstore | reader response theory | reader response theory | Harry Potter | Harry Potter | sociology and history of reading | sociology and history of reading | resistance | resistance | rare books | rare books | fads | fads | social engineering | social engineering | bestseller | bestseller

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CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT) CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT)

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This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings are in cultural and social history and historiographic method. This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings are in cultural and social history and historiographic method.

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books | books | history of books | history of books | media | media | digital media | digital media | information management | information management | gutenberg revolution | gutenberg revolution

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St Gallen, Cathedral, Switzerland St Gallen, Cathedral, Switzerland

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switzerland | switzerland | cathedral | cathedral | painter | painter | stgallen | stgallen | 52 | 52 | kildare | kildare | 1755 | 1755 | romancatholicchurch | romancatholicchurch | 1772 | 1772 | thomasmayne | thomasmayne | lanternslides | lanternslides | 7thcentury | 7thcentury | irishmonks | irishmonks | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | saveyoursoul | saveyoursoul | stiftskirchestgallen | stiftskirchestgallen | abbeyofstgall | abbeyofstgall | thestiftskirche | thestiftskirche | rettedeineseele | rettedeineseele | since1847 | since1847 | locationidentified | locationidentified | johannchristianwentzinger | johannchristianwentzinger | 19april1947 | 19april1947 | thomasholmesmason | thomasholmesmason | thomashmasonsonslimited | thomashmasonsonslimited | stgallusundotmar | stgallusundotmar | dioceseofstgallen | dioceseofstgallen | swissbooksonshowexhibitionofswissbooks | swissbooksonshowexhibitionofswissbooks | drwalterdebourg | drwalterdebourg | connachttribune | connachttribune | 1755to1772 | 1755to1772 | 000gulden | 000gulden | josephwannenmacher | josephwannenmacher

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21H.418 Technologies of Word 1450-2000 (MIT) 21H.418 Technologies of Word 1450-2000 (MIT)

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There has been much discussion in recent years, on this campus and elsewhere, about the death of the book. Digitization and various forms of electronic media, some critics say, are rendering the printed text as obsolete as the writing quill. In this subject we will examine the claims for and against the demise of the book, but we also supplement these arguments with an historical perspective they lack: we examine books and printing technology during the Early Modern period of European history, from roughly 1450 to 1800. We will begin with the theoretical and historical overviews of Walter Ong and Elizabeth Eisenstein, after which we will study specific cases such as the writings and readers of Erasmus and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, English chapbooks, and stage plays in print. Finally, we will There has been much discussion in recent years, on this campus and elsewhere, about the death of the book. Digitization and various forms of electronic media, some critics say, are rendering the printed text as obsolete as the writing quill. In this subject we will examine the claims for and against the demise of the book, but we also supplement these arguments with an historical perspective they lack: we examine books and printing technology during the Early Modern period of European history, from roughly 1450 to 1800. We will begin with the theoretical and historical overviews of Walter Ong and Elizabeth Eisenstein, after which we will study specific cases such as the writings and readers of Erasmus and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, English chapbooks, and stage plays in print. Finally, we will

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publishing | publishing | Gutenberg | Gutenberg | printing | printing | Walter Ong | Walter Ong | Elizabeth Eisenstein | Elizabeth Eisenstein | Erasmus | Jean-Jacques Rousseau | Erasmus | Jean-Jacques Rousseau | Erasmus | Erasmus | Jean-Jacques Rousseau | Jean-Jacques Rousseau | English chapbooks | English chapbooks | stage plays | stage plays

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The Hobbit at the Bodleian: World Book Day 2010

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Judith Priestman, curator of literary manuscripts at the Bodleian library, discusses the World Book Day 2010 Tolkien exhibition, at which a selection of J.R.R. Tolkien's original artwork for The Hobbit, was on display to the public.

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tolkien | art | fantasy | literature | books | illustration | literary manuscripts | #greatwriters | 2010-03-15 | ukoer | tolkien | art | fantasy | literature | books | illustration | literary manuscripts | #greatwriters | 2010-03-15

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Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature

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Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual D.F. McKenzie lecture on the subject of books and gives a case study of Henry Lawson, Australian author of Where the Billy Boils. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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literature | bibliography | literary criticism | foucault | books | henry lawson | biography | literature | bibliography | literary criticism | foucault | books | henry lawson | biography | 2011-03-02

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17.960 Foundations of Political Science (MIT) 17.960 Foundations of Political Science (MIT)

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This subject, required of all first-year PhD students in political science, introduces fundamental ideas, theories, and methods in contemporary political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that are intrinsically good and have been influential in the field. The first semester focuses principally on issues of political theory and international relations, while the second focuses principally on American and comparative politics. Readings in the fall semester from Rawls, A Theory of Justice; Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty; Arrow Social Choice and Individual Values; Olson, The Logic of Collective Action; Waltz, Theory of International Relations; Bull, The Anarchical Society; Foucault, Discipline and Punish; Elster, Cement of Society; Keohane, After This subject, required of all first-year PhD students in political science, introduces fundamental ideas, theories, and methods in contemporary political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that are intrinsically good and have been influential in the field. The first semester focuses principally on issues of political theory and international relations, while the second focuses principally on American and comparative politics. Readings in the fall semester from Rawls, A Theory of Justice; Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty; Arrow Social Choice and Individual Values; Olson, The Logic of Collective Action; Waltz, Theory of International Relations; Bull, The Anarchical Society; Foucault, Discipline and Punish; Elster, Cement of Society; Keohane, After

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Political science | Political science | fundamental ideas | fundamental ideas | theories | theories | methods | methods | contemporary | contemporary | major books | major books | articles | articles | political theory | political theory | international relations | international relations | American | American | comparative politics | comparative politics | Rawls | Rawls | A Theory of Justice | A Theory of Justice | Hayek | Hayek | The Constitution of Liberty | The Constitution of Liberty | Arrow | Arrow | Social Choice and Individual Values | Social Choice and Individual Values | Olson | Olson | The Logic of Collective Action | The Logic of Collective Action | Waltz | Waltz | Theory of International Relations | Theory of International Relations | Bull | Bull | The Anarchical Society | The Anarchical Society | Foucault | Foucault | Discipline and Punish | Discipline and Punish | Elster | Elster | Cement of Society | Cement of Society | Keohane | Keohane | After Hegemony | After Hegemony | Allison | Allison | Zelikow | Zelikow | The Essence of Decision | The Essence of Decision | Doyle | Doyle | Kant | Kant | Liberal Legacies | Liberal Legacies | Foreign Affairs | Foreign Affairs

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The Carolina housewife or, House and home : by a lady of Charleston The Carolina housewife or, House and home : by a lady of Charleston

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ebook version of The Carolina housewife or, House and home : by a lady of Charleston ebook version of The Carolina housewife or, House and home : by a lady of Charleston

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kind | kind | Cookbooks -- United States -- 19th century | Cookbooks -- United States -- 19th century | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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c. But salus populi suprema lex est! c. But salus populi suprema lex est!

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ebook version of The guardian goddess of health: or, the whole art of preventing and curing diseases; and of enjoying peace and hapiness of body and of mind to the longest possible period of human existence: with precepts for the preservation and exaltation of personal beauty and loveliness. To which is added, an account of the composition, preparation, and properties of the three great medicines prepared and dispensed at the Temple of Health, Adelphi, and at the Temple of Hymen, Pall-Mall, London. By James Graham, M.D.This book is of so much real importance to the health and happiness of each individual among the public, that tho' it contains more matter or reading than most two shilling pamphlets, it is ordered to be sold for only two pence; - a price very inadequate to the prime cost o ebook version of The guardian goddess of health: or, the whole art of preventing and curing diseases; and of enjoying peace and hapiness of body and of mind to the longest possible period of human existence: with precepts for the preservation and exaltation of personal beauty and loveliness. To which is added, an account of the composition, preparation, and properties of the three great medicines prepared and dispensed at the Temple of Health, Adelphi, and at the Temple of Hymen, Pall-Mall, London. By James Graham, M.D.This book is of so much real importance to the health and happiness of each individual among the public, that tho' it contains more matter or reading than most two shilling pamphlets, it is ordered to be sold for only two pence; - a price very inadequate to the prime cost o

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kind | kind | Health | Health | Medicine -- Formulae | receipts | prescriptions | Medicine -- Formulae | receipts | prescriptions | Manuals (Handbooks) -- 18th century. -- England | Manuals (Handbooks) -- 18th century. -- England | ECCO | ECCO | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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The Virginia house-wife: method is the soul of management The Virginia house-wife: method is the soul of management

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ebook version of The Virginia house-wife: method is the soul of management ebook version of The Virginia house-wife: method is the soul of management

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kind | kind | Cookbooks -- United States -- 19th century | Cookbooks -- United States -- 19th century | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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The arte of rhetorique: for the use of all suche as are studious of eloquence, sette forth in English The arte of rhetorique: for the use of all suche as are studious of eloquence, sette forth in English

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ebook version of The arte of rhetorique: for the use of all suche as are studious of eloquence, sette forth in English ebook version of The arte of rhetorique: for the use of all suche as are studious of eloquence, sette forth in English

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kind | kind | Textbooks -- England -- 16th century | Textbooks -- England -- 16th century | Chrestomathies -- England -- 16th century | Chrestomathies -- England -- 16th century | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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oratours oratours

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ebook version of A treatise of schemes & tropes: very profytable for the better understanding of good authors, gathered out of the best grammarians & oratours ebook version of A treatise of schemes & tropes: very profytable for the better understanding of good authors, gathered out of the best grammarians & oratours

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kind | kind | Textbooks -- England -- 16th century | Textbooks -- England -- 16th century | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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15.515 Financial Accounting (MIT) 15.515 Financial Accounting (MIT)

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Our goal is to help you develop a framework for understanding financial, managerial, and tax reports. The course goal is divided into five subordinate challenges that can help you organize the way you learn accounting: The record keeping and reporting challenge The computation challenge The judgment challenge The usage challenge The search challenge The course adopts a decision-maker perspective of accounting by emphasizing the relation between accounting data and the underlying economic events generating them. Restricted to first-year Sloan MBA students. Acknowledgements Acknowledgment is hereby given to Professor G. Peter Wilson for his authorship of the following content in this course: The Five Challenges (see Syllabus and Lecture 1) "What Do Intel and Accountants Have in Common? Our goal is to help you develop a framework for understanding financial, managerial, and tax reports. The course goal is divided into five subordinate challenges that can help you organize the way you learn accounting: The record keeping and reporting challenge The computation challenge The judgment challenge The usage challenge The search challenge The course adopts a decision-maker perspective of accounting by emphasizing the relation between accounting data and the underlying economic events generating them. Restricted to first-year Sloan MBA students. Acknowledgements Acknowledgment is hereby given to Professor G. Peter Wilson for his authorship of the following content in this course: The Five Challenges (see Syllabus and Lecture 1) "What Do Intel and Accountants Have in Common?

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acquisitions | acquisitions | finances | finances | financial accounting | financial accounting | balancing the books | balancing the books | accountants | accountants | accrual accounting | accrual accounting | cash basis | cash basis | financial statements | financial statements | bookkeeping | bookkeeping | income statement | income statement | balance sheet | balance sheet | retained earnings | retained earnings | fiscal period | fiscal period | statement of cash flows | statement of cash flows | statement of owners' equity | statement of owners' equity | financial ratios | financial ratios | profits and losses | profits and losses | recognizing revenue | recognizing revenue | doubtful accounts | doubtful accounts | income | income | expenses | expenses | analyzing financial records | analyzing financial records | LIFO | LIFO | FIFO | FIFO | cost of goods sold | cost of goods sold | depreciation | depreciation | taxes | taxes | securities | securities | debt | debt | valuation | valuation | valuing a company | valuing a company

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21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT) 21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT)

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This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust. This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust.

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Five books of Moses | Five books of Moses | Genesis | Genesis | Exodus | Exodus | bible | bible | Solomon | Solomon | biblical Israel | biblical Israel | Judaea | Judaea | Rome | Rome | Maccabean Revolution | Maccabean Revolution | Roman hostility to the Jews | Roman hostility to the Jews | Maimonides | Maimonides | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Ashkenazi | Ashkenazi | Holocaust | Holocaust | facism | facism | Polish Jewish | Polish Jewish | WWII | WWII | Auschwitz | Auschwitz | Nazis | Nazis | Night | Night | Warsaw Ghetto | Warsaw Ghetto | Anne Frank | Anne Frank | Jewish economic elites | Jewish economic elites | elite minority | elite minority | Jewish immigrant | Jewish immigrant | American Jew | American Jew

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21H.418 From Print to Digital: Technologies of the Word, 1450-Present (MIT) 21H.418 From Print to Digital: Technologies of the Word, 1450-Present (MIT)

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There has been much discussion in recent years, on this campus and elsewhere, about the death of the book. Digitization and various forms of electronic media, some critics say, are rendering the printed text as obsolete as the writing quill. In this subject, we will examine the claims for and against the demise of the book, but we will also supplement these arguments with an historical perspective they lack: we will examine texts, printing technologies, and reading communities from roughly 1450 to the present. We will begin with the theoretical and historical overviews of Walter Ong and Elizabeth Eisenstein, after which we will study specific cases such as English chapbooks, Inkan knotted and dyed strings, late nineteenth-century recording devices, and newspapers online today. We will also There has been much discussion in recent years, on this campus and elsewhere, about the death of the book. Digitization and various forms of electronic media, some critics say, are rendering the printed text as obsolete as the writing quill. In this subject, we will examine the claims for and against the demise of the book, but we will also supplement these arguments with an historical perspective they lack: we will examine texts, printing technologies, and reading communities from roughly 1450 to the present. We will begin with the theoretical and historical overviews of Walter Ong and Elizabeth Eisenstein, after which we will study specific cases such as English chapbooks, Inkan knotted and dyed strings, late nineteenth-century recording devices, and newspapers online today. We will also

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digitization | digitization | digital | digital | printing | printing | text | text | reading community | reading community | newspaper | newspaper | online | online | library | library | Ong | Ong | Eisenstein | Eisenstein | orality | orality | literacy | literacy | chapbooks | chapbooks | typesetting | typesetting | technology | technology

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21L.001X Foundations of World Culture I: World Civilizations and Texts (MIT) 21L.001X Foundations of World Culture I: World Civilizations and Texts (MIT)

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This course aims to introduce students to the rich diversity of human culture from antiquity to the early 17th century. In this course, we will explore human culture in its myriad expressions, focusing on the study of literary, religious and philosophical texts as ways of narrating, symbolizing, and commenting on all aspects of human social and material life. We will work comparatively, reading texts from various cultures: Mesopotamian, Greek, Judeo-Christian, Chinese, Indian, and Muslim. Throughout the semester, we will be asking questions like: How have different cultures imagined themselves? What are the rules that they draw up for human behavior? How do they represent the role of the individual in society? How do they imagine 'universal' concepts like love, family, duty? How have the This course aims to introduce students to the rich diversity of human culture from antiquity to the early 17th century. In this course, we will explore human culture in its myriad expressions, focusing on the study of literary, religious and philosophical texts as ways of narrating, symbolizing, and commenting on all aspects of human social and material life. We will work comparatively, reading texts from various cultures: Mesopotamian, Greek, Judeo-Christian, Chinese, Indian, and Muslim. Throughout the semester, we will be asking questions like: How have different cultures imagined themselves? What are the rules that they draw up for human behavior? How do they represent the role of the individual in society? How do they imagine 'universal' concepts like love, family, duty? How have the

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philosophy | philosophy | religion | religion | human society | human society | international classical literature | international classical literature | great books | great books | classics | classics | world literature | world literature

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21L.702 Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece (MIT) 21L.702 Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece (MIT)

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What has been said of Moby-Dick—that it's the greatest novel no one ever reads—could just as well be said of any number of American "classics" like The Scarlet Letter, Uncle Tom's Cabin, or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This course reconsiders a small number of nineteenth-century American novels by presenting each in a surprising context. What has been said of Moby-Dick—that it's the greatest novel no one ever reads—could just as well be said of any number of American "classics" like The Scarlet Letter, Uncle Tom's Cabin, or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This course reconsiders a small number of nineteenth-century American novels by presenting each in a surprising context.

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19th century | 19th century | nineteenth century | nineteenth century | 1800s | 1800s | novel | novel | great books | great books | literary canon | literary canon | American authors | American authors | colonial America | colonial America | native American | native American | Puritan | Puritan | Nathanial Hawthorne | Nathanial Hawthorne | Scarlet Letter | Scarlet Letter | Lydia Maria Child | Lydia Maria Child | Hobomok | Hobomok | slavery | slavery | Uncle Tom's Cabin | Uncle Tom's Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe | Harriet Beecher Stowe | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Huck Finn | Huck Finn | Herman Melville | Herman Melville | Benito Cereno | Benito Cereno | Mark Twain | Mark Twain | Samuel Clemens | Samuel Clemens | United States | United States | culture | culture | historical context | historical context | African-American | African-American | authors | authors | William Wells Brown | William Wells Brown | Harriet Jacobs | Harriet Jacobs | industrial revolution | industrial revolution | Civil War | Civil War | Walt Whitman | Walt Whitman | gender | gender | race | race | social | social | political | political | realities | realities

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21L.472 Major European Novels (MIT) 21L.472 Major European Novels (MIT)

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This subject traces the history of the European novel by studying texts that have been influential in connection with two interrelated ideas. (1) When serious fiction deals with matters of great consequence, it should not deal with the actions of persons of consequence—kings, princes, high elected officials and the like—but rather with the lives of apparently ordinary people and the everyday details of their social ambitions and desires. To use a phrase of Balzac's, serious fiction deals with "what happens everywhere". (2) This idea sometimes goes with another: that the most significant representations of the human condition are those dealing with persons who try to compel society to accept them as its destined agent, despite their absence of high birth or inheritance. This subject traces the history of the European novel by studying texts that have been influential in connection with two interrelated ideas. (1) When serious fiction deals with matters of great consequence, it should not deal with the actions of persons of consequence—kings, princes, high elected officials and the like—but rather with the lives of apparently ordinary people and the everyday details of their social ambitions and desires. To use a phrase of Balzac's, serious fiction deals with "what happens everywhere". (2) This idea sometimes goes with another: that the most significant representations of the human condition are those dealing with persons who try to compel society to accept them as its destined agent, despite their absence of high birth or inheritance.

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Literature | Literature | great books | great books | literary canon | literary canon | European literature | European literature | novel | novel | history | history | fiction | fiction | cervantes | cervantes | balzac | balzac | stendahl | stendahl | flaubert | flaubert | dostoyevsky | dostoyevsky | tolstoy | tolstoy | realistic tradition | realistic tradition | romantic | romantic | naturalism | naturalism

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21L.015 Introduction to Media Studies (MIT) 21L.015 Introduction to Media Studies (MIT)

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Introduction to Media Studies is designed for students who have grown up in a rapidly changing global multimedia environment and want to become more literate and critical consumers and producers of culture. Through an interdisciplinary comparative and historical lens, the course defines "media" broadly as including oral, print, theatrical, photographic, broadcast, cinematic, and digital cultural forms and practices. The course looks at the nature of mediated communication, the functions of media, the history of transformations in media and the institutions that help define media's place in society. Over the course of the semester we explore different theoretical perspectives on the role and power of media in society in influencing our social values, political beliefs, identities Introduction to Media Studies is designed for students who have grown up in a rapidly changing global multimedia environment and want to become more literate and critical consumers and producers of culture. Through an interdisciplinary comparative and historical lens, the course defines "media" broadly as including oral, print, theatrical, photographic, broadcast, cinematic, and digital cultural forms and practices. The course looks at the nature of mediated communication, the functions of media, the history of transformations in media and the institutions that help define media's place in society. Over the course of the semester we explore different theoretical perspectives on the role and power of media in society in influencing our social values, political beliefs, identities

Subjects

literature | literature | comparative mass media | comparative mass media | communication | communication | modern culture | modern culture | social values | social values | politics | politics | radio | radio | television | television | film | film | print | print | digital techonology | digital techonology | history | history | storytelling | storytelling | advertising | advertising | oral | oral | culture | culture | photography | photography | oral culture | oral culture | cultural forms | cultural forms | political beliefs | political beliefs | economics | economics | mediated communication | mediated communication | class politics | class politics | gender | gender | race | race | identity | identity | behavior | behavior | criticism | criticism | global multimedia environment | global multimedia environment | consumers | consumers | theatrical | theatrical | photographic | photographic | broadcast | broadcast | cinematic | cinematic | cinema | cinema | theatre | theatre | printing | printing | publishing | publishing | books | books | electronic | electronic | transformations | transformations | narrative | narrative

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CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT)

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This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings are in cultural and social history and historiographic method.

Subjects

books | history of books | media | digital media | information management | gutenberg revolution

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Copyright Copyright

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In using copyright works (e.g. journals or newspaper articles, books, photographs, music) for study or research you are expected to observe certain legal and ethical constraints. In particular, you are bound to abide by the law of copyright. This resource helps you to see how copyright could affect the way you study, research and work while at university. This resource is suitable for all levels of study. In using copyright works (e.g. journals or newspaper articles, books, photographs, music) for study or research you are expected to observe certain legal and ethical constraints. In particular, you are bound to abide by the law of copyright. This resource helps you to see how copyright could affect the way you study, research and work while at university. This resource is suitable for all levels of study.

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UNow | UNow | copyright | copyright | ukoer | ukoer | copyright works | copyright works | legal and ethical constraints | legal and ethical constraints | photocopying books | photocopying books | scanning journals | scanning journals | digitising music | digitising music | right to copy | right to copy | literary protection | literary protection | copyright owner | copyright owner

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Except for third party materials (materials owned by someone other than The University of Nottingham) and where otherwise indicated, the copyright in the content provided in this resource is owned by The University of Nottingham and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike UK 2.0 Licence (BY-NC-SA) Except for third party materials (materials owned by someone other than The University of Nottingham) and where otherwise indicated, the copyright in the content provided in this resource is owned by The University of Nottingham and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike UK 2.0 Licence (BY-NC-SA)

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Visual directions

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Website to assist students in producing sketchbooks and engage in reflective writing.

Subjects

visual | teaching and learning | education | sketchbooks | notebooks | reflective learning | clip cetl | university of the arts london | ual | ukoer | design | W000

License

Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

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CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT) CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT)

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This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods. This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.

Subjects

Media | Media | mass media | mass media | history | history | Gutenberg | Gutenberg | cultural change | cultural change | cultural history | cultural history | social history | social history | historiographic method | historiographic method | books | books | medieval history | medieval history | codex book | codex book | writing | writing | printing | printing | printing press | printing press | stage | stage | theater | theater | renaissance | renaissance | romanticism | romanticism | modernity | modernity | inventions | inventions | photography | photography | nineteenth century | nineteenth century | image | image | telegraph | telegraph | electrification | electrification | communication | communication | Morse | Morse | Daguerreotype | Daguerreotype | Fox Talbot | Fox Talbot | phonograph | phonograph | sound recording | sound recording | radio | radio | broadcasting | broadcasting | film | film | video | video | cinema | cinema | publishing | publishing

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Koreshan founder Cyrus Teed in his Chicago, Illinois office

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sitting | chairs | libraries | books | offices | koreshans | chicagoil | 1880s | cyanotypes | bookshelfs | cyrusteed | statelibraryandarchivesofflorida | koreshanunitycollection | vision:text=0531 | vision:outdoor=0756 | vision:sky=0688

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Self-publishing in 18th-century Paris and London

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Marie-Claude Felton, Royal Bank of Canada-Bodleian Visiting Scholar, gives a talk for the Bodleian Library BODcasts series Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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bodleian | books | publishing | 18th century | history | printing | bodleian | books | publishing | 18th century | history | printing | 2014-06-03

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