- Course Number: ENGL 146PB
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- Quarter: Winter 2024
A survey of paper as a storytelling technology, beyond the traditional book, page, or scroll, from ancient mystic texts to contemporary pop-up books. Considers paper engineering in the history of literary forms and genres, both popular and avant garde, including literary uses of paper decoder discs and Llullian circles, dioramas, myrioramas, metamorphic trade cards, installment postcards, flap mechanisms, pull-tab animation, pop-ups, overlays, and more. Additional topics include the Moveable Book Society and Meggendorfer awards. Example texts may include works such as Llull’s “figura universalis” in Ars brevis (1307), Nick Bantock’s Kubla Khan (1993), Swanson and Behr’s Ten Thousand Stories, Carter’s Hide and Seek, Anderson’s This Book is a Planetarium, Bataille’s ABC3D, Pelefsky’s Metamorphimals, A Scroll Painting of Grand Lijiang River, Minalima editions of children’s literature classics (Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, the Little Mermaid, and The Secret Garden), Hobson’s Parisian Encounters, and Boisrobert and Rigaud’s In The Forest.