English 619:003 / Spring 2005 / Susan Tichy / George Mason University
|What to do before today:
of a poem using page space to create a reading that is not
top-to-bottom & left-to-right,
Draft of a poem using page space to create a reading that is not top-to-bottom & left-to-right,
Or, draft of a collage poem interacting with
a source text.
What to read before today:
Keith A. Smith: Text in the Book Format, through page 60
A Book of the Book:
Keith A. Smith: The Book as Physical Object
McCaffery & Nichol: The Book as Machine
Young: Notation & the Art of Reading
McGann: Composition as Explanation
Joan Retallack: "Icarus Falling" Afterimages
Class Photocopies, Pack 1:
Drucker: Linguistic Authority & the Visual Text
Johanna Drucker: a few pages from A History of
Granary Books 1995.
What we'll do in class / what to bring:
At 7:30, book artist Brad Freeman will give a presentation on his work.
In the second half, we will discuss page space & the book as physical object
For Next Week:
A handmade or altered book for which you have created an itinerary other than simple sequential page turning.