Books through the Ages: Genre in the Nineteenth Century | Apply Here
What was the last book you got lost in? In the nineteenth century, people read potboilers for pleasure, consulted almanacs about weather, and learned how to manage their households and businesses from monthly magazines. Nineteenth-century innovations in book making and printing changed the world and created new opportunities for reading. Buchanan Library Fellows will choose from a range of bound materials that highlight the new and expanded genres that exploded onto the 19th century scene: children’s literature, magazines, almanacs, novels, poetry, religious literature, scientific literature, political literature, and more.
In addition to examining the printed materials of the nineteenth century, Fellows will learn the foundations of curatorial practice and book history. Using critical thinking and interpretive methods, Fellows will curate an exhibition of materials from Special Collections. The exhibition will be available online and, covid-19 permitting, in the Library’s Second Floor Gallery. Contact: Rachel Lavenda, Mary Anne Caton