The required readings for this seminar are:
Adorno, T. W., Bob Hullot-Kentor, and Frederic Will. 1984. “The Essay as Form.“ New German Critique 32:151-71.
Cave, Roderick and Sara Ayad. 2017. The History of the Book in 100 Books. Firefly Books. ISBN-13: 978-1770854062.
Ekirch, A. Roger. 2005. At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past. W W Norton & Co Inc.
Hofstadter, Douglas R. 1999 . Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. Basic Books. ISBN-13: 978-0465026562.
Hoyt, Elizabeth. 2019. “The Simplest Way to Write an Essay.” Fastweb March 6. https://www.fastweb.com/student-life/articles/the-simplest-way-to-write-an-essay.
Skury, Jaclyn. 2013. “Superstitious Numbers Around the World.” National Geographic September 14. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/130913-friday-luck-lucky-superstition-13/.
Additional required readings will be made available on this class website.