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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
FRENCH AND ITALIAN STUDIES
TEXTUAL AND DIGITAL STUDIES

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TXTDS 401 Text Technologies (5, max. 10) I&S/VLPA
Historical, conceptual, theoretical, and critical perspectives on world texts from antiquity to the digital age. Manuscript circulation of texts in the Middle Ages and modern times; global histories of the rise and spread of print technologies; preservation, access, reuse, and recycling of text. Impacts of digitization and textual data on reading and on repositories and institutions, such as libraries.
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TXTDS 402 Book Arts (5, max. 10) VLPA
Material forms of texts, with emphasis on form of the book. May include artists' books, bibliography, and study of early printed books, typography; study of manuscripts, bindings, and letterforms from scripts to fonts. Skills needed for working with primary sources and textual artifacts, potentially including materials in UW Special Collections.
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TXTDS 403 Archives, Data, and Databases (5, max. 10) I&S/VLPA
Textual archives and databases; their historical construction and role as mediators to the past, bringing light to and obscuring/reshaping the past. Digitization of archives and repositories. Transformation of historical texts into data, which can be searched, processed, and analyzed in new ways. Techniques for building, organizing, and analyzing archives and databases.
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TXTDS 404 Texts, Publics and Publication (5, max. 10) I&S/VLPA
Texts as public documents and the outcome of editorial and publication processes. Historical perspectives on editing and on factors shaping access to and circulation of texts, including politics, religion, censorship, copyright, technology, and commerce. Digital editing and publishing. Digitization, transcription, text encoding, and web publication. Hosting, using a variety of platforms.
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TXTDS 405 Capstone in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (5)
Capstone in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities minor.
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