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Textual Editing and Book Design

Course
2013-2014

Admission requirements

Only available for BDMS students and BDMS exchange students. Others may contact the course organisers.

Description

This course provides an introduction into the ways in which historical and literary documents have been presented structurally in print (textually and typographically; in terms of content and form). Students are made familiar with theoretical and practical aspects of the work of the editor and typographer in a hands-on approach, which combines scholarly editorial apparatus and graphic design.

Course objectives

  • Understanding of the principles of structuring knowledge in print;

  • Understanding of the elementary principles of textual edition and typographic design;

  • The ability to independently produce a textual publication.

Timetable

The timetable will be available by June 1st on the website.

Mode of instruction

A combination of lectures and hands-on meeetings, supported by background reading.

Course Load

The course load of this course is 140 hours.

  • hours spent on attending lectures and meetings: 26

  • time for studying the background literature: 44

  • time to produce a textual publication: 70

Participation in all sessions of this course is compulsory. Upon prior consultation, the lecturer can permit absence at one session for compelling reasons. Students who are absent twice in a half-semester course (7 weeks) will be excluded from further participation and will have to re-take the course. Students who are absent twice in a semester course (13 weeks) will be given an complementary assignment by the lecturer. Absence on three sessions in such a course will lead to exclusion from it.

Assessment method

To finish the course successfully students have to produce a camera-ready editon of a hitherto un-publsihed short text (100%).

Blackboard

This course is supported by Blackboard.

Reading list

A reading list will be made available before the beginning of the course.

Registration

Students should register through uSis. If you have any questions, please contact the departmental office, tel. 071 5272144 or mail: ma-mediastudies@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

N/a

Contact

MA Media Studies departmental office, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102C. Tel. 071 5272144; mail: ma-mediastudies@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Remarks

“Participation in all sessions of this course is compulsory. Upon prior consultation, the lecturer can permit absence at one session for compelling reasons. Students who are absent twice in a half-semester course (7 weeks) will be excluded from further participation and will have to re-take the course. Students who are absent twice in a semester course (13 weeks) will be given an complementary assignment by the lecturer. Absence on three sessions in such a course will lead to exclusion from it.”