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Sycophants and Control-Freaks? That's our Contemporary Reaction!

In connection with our Bass Culture research project, I’ve just blogged about fiddlers Niel and Nathaniel Gow and their attempts to control Scottish fiddle music in the early nineteenth century.  6 more words

Scottish Music

Class, Tues, 3/24/2015



  • Wed, 3/25: 10-11, and 1-3
  • Thurs, 3/26: 12:30-3:30

15 minutes. We’ll work with a printout of your e1d2 that you’ve highlighted. 68 more words


Paratext: To Read or Not to Read

My own personal rule of reading has always been: Do not read the back cover of the book and rarely read reviews until after finishing the novel in its entirety. 380 more words

Class, Wed, 1/07/2015

Session One

Berger, Essay 1

Forwarding [slides]

  • Postman and Barthes
  • Marc and Barthes
  • Fastwrite: Use the image you brought to class to forward Berger…
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Embodied Books

Some months ago I had the opportunity to observe a fascinating presentation about illuminated manuscripts given by James D. Fox, Head of Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Oregon. 254 more words


The canon becomes the paratext. Is it?

As Brooker said, ‘canon is a slippery thing’. Once Upon A Time series attracted the attention of the audience to the fairytales. Active audience, who wants to know spoilers and expand universe of the OUAT for themselves go back to fairytales. 616 more words