The last full-year iteration of English 204, The History and Future of the Book, will take place in the 2020-2021 academic year. So we will resurrect this course blog with new student work. The 2018-2019 edition is also available at another site: https://words.usask.ca/historyofthebook2018/. Feel free to check it out as well.
The last iteration, I wrote. Yes, but this is not the place for my rant about pedagogy being sacrificed to bad software design. Besides, what is more important is that this course is being taught entirely online (“remote delivery” is the term that the University of Saskatchewan is using), as a response to the risks of the current COVID-19 crisis. This will be a time not only to test our adaptability to uncertain and unexpectedly constrained circumstances, but also to ponder both the powers and the limits of our technologies. May we find creative ways to respond to those limits, and to use those powers thoughtfully and well. Read on.