Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Cultural History of Books and ReadingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101967.1

Discipline: LITERATURE

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sara Knox


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points of study in currently enrolled course.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit examines the development of the book as a material and cultural object, and the evolution of cultures of reading from codex and clay tablet to digital book and e-Reader. Exploring the historical and technical change taking the book from singular object (painstakingly copied by hand and read by a learned elite) to 'book' as notional object (deliverable 'content', in a range of formats, to readers on demand), this unit focuses on moments of contestation and crisis in reading, writing and print culture: copyright and the role of authorship, censorship, the plundering of libraries, and that most radical proscription, book-burning.


Courses
1651.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
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1652.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.9Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
1655.7Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.8Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.9Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1696.2Bachelor of CommunicationCONTINUING
1696.3Bachelor of CommunicationCONTINUING
1696.4Bachelor of CommunicationCURRENT
1706.1Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.2Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.3Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.4Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
1708.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
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1708.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CURRENT
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1736.2Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1791.1Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)CONTINUING
1791.2Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)CONTINUING
1808.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1808.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1818.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
1822.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
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1822.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
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1823.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
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1823.4Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1823.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1838.1Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1838.2Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1839.1Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1839.2Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1840.1Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1840.2Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1841.1Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1841.2Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1842.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
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2786.2Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
2786.3Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
2804.1Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
3654.3Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3729.4Bachelor of Design and TechnologyCURRENT
3730.4Bachelor of Industrial DesignCURRENT
3731.4Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)CURRENT
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4763.2Bachelor of Speech PathologyCURRENT
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6005.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6009.2Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
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6017.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
6017.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
6017.4Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CURRENT
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6021.4Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
6037.1Diploma in Business/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
6037.2Diploma in Business/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT


Specialisations

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M1034.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
M1035.1English, Text and WritingCONTINUING
M1052.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCURRENT
M1053.1EnglishCURRENT
M1054.1History and Political ThoughtCURRENT
M1102.1Secondary TeachingCONTINUING
M1120.1Secondary TeachingCURRENT
M1126.1Education Studies - Primary English Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT
M1131.1Culture and SocietyCURRENT
M1137.1History and Political ThoughtCURRENT
SM1041.1History and Political ThoughtCONTINUING
SM1043.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
SM1044.1English, Text and WritingCONTINUING
SM1070.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCURRENT
SM1071.1EnglishCURRENT
SM1072.1History and Political ThoughtCURRENT
SM1129.1English Teaching Specialisation (Birth - 5/Birth -12)CURRENT
SM1138.1Culture and SocietyCURRENT
SM1145.1History and Political ThoughtCURRENT




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