Required Books (Spring 2017)

9 Jan

Please do not purchase any books before attending the first course meeting.

  • Boyd, Douglas A. Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement. Edited by M. Larson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • Hayles, N. Katherine, and Jessica Pressman, eds. Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press, 2013.
  • Latour, Bruno. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Moretti, Franco, and Alberto Piazza. Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History. London: Verso, 2007.
  • Parikka, Jussi. A Geology of Media. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press, 2015.
  • Rosenberg, Daniel, and Anthony Grafton. Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2012.

The books below are not required for this course. However, I think that they should be on every student’s (and professor’s) shelf. I use them regularly to help formulate research questions, design projects, and craft essays and books. I would encourage you to own every one of these, which are inexpensive – especially if you purchase a used copy. If you work through them and use them regularly, they will help you become a better thinker and writer. Moreover, they will help give you insight into what your professors would like to see in your work, no doubt helping to boost your grades. I would especially suggest that you purchase the books marked with an asterisk.

  • *Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research, Third Edition. 3rd ed. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780226065663
  • *Cullen, Jim. Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write and Think about History. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. ISBN: 9781444351408
  • Jr, William Strunk, E. B. White, and Roger Angell. The Elements of Style. 4th edition. Boston: Longman, 1999. ISBN: 9780205309023
  • McInerny, D. Q. Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005. Kindle
  • Paul, Richard, and Linda Elder. The Miniature Guide to The Art of Asking Essential Questions. Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005. Kindle
  • *———. The Thinker’s Guide to How to Read a Paragraph. Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2008. Kindle
  • *Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. Edited by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. 8th ed. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2013. 9780226816388
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