509: Teaching with Material Texts

1:45 PM–3:00 PM Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Plaza Ballroom B

Session Information

Description: This interactive poster session highlights classroom lessons and assignments that interrogate material-textual objects. Presenters demonstrate activities that ask students to play card games, investigate “book dummies” or historical newspapers, craft ink and quills, record audio, make Little Golden Books, or cook historical recipes. These assignments propose experiential models for teaching students bibliography and book history.

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Ryan Cordell, Northeastern U

Amy Chen, U of Iowa

Amy Gore, U of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Alex Hildago, Texas Christian U

Clare Mullaney, U of Pennsylvania

Emily Brooks, U of Florida

Marissa Nicosia, Penn State U, Abington

Blevin Shelnutt, Concord U

Cary Hollinshead-Strick, American U of Paris


Lindsey Eckert, Florida State U


Rhae Lynn Barnes, Princeton U