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Public Texts I: Fall Colloquium

Come and see what exciting lines of inquiry about “texts” and “publics” the students in the Public Texts 2015-16 cohort have been following up. _____________   Tuesday, 15 Dec. 2015 – the P.K. Page-Irwin Room (Wallis Hall 132) Session 1 (10:30–12:00) Texts, traces, spaces Jessica Bosnell, “From Manuscript to Print Culture: Peter Schoeffer and the Printmaker’s Studio (1425-1503)” […]

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Writers Reading 2015 – A great Fall lineup!

Literary A-Listers Featured in 2015 Writers Reading Series at Trent University [reposted from Trent University’s “News” for 14 Sept. 2015] Big names and award winning authors share adventures in literature as part of weekly series at Traill College Move over TIFF! Trent University is also rolling out the red carpet this fall to bring some […]

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That’s a Wrap…

After reading over 500 pages a week, knocking off 6000 word essays like it’s my job, grading papers until I have nightmares about grammatical errors, and spending a small fortune in coffee at the Trend – I can’t believe the Public Texts program my time at Trent is just about over. So I figured for […]

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The SPECTACULAR Bowl

This week, in Visual Culture and Modern Publics – a joint course with the History M.A. program at Trent – we discussed the rise of American mass culture, and specifically the international popularity of the exhibition (which, historically, was a national event that displayed the most innovative technological advancements and products of the time) and […]

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What’s in a Blog?

A journal by any other name would be as sweet! Greetings, readers! It has been an intense, thought-provoking week for the first week back for Public Texts students. After a very technical semester of learning the history of physical book culture, we have moved into the realm of difficult theories, particularly those of Michael Warner […]

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Looks like We Made It (Almost)

It’s almost here, the end of the semester. Only two more weeks to go before classes come to a close and the madness of essay writing begins. Among the Public Texts’ students that I’ve polled (or rather accosted) this week, popular consensus seems to be that cranking out a couple of essays at home is […]

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