Critical Book History and Bibliography

Course Information

Instructor: Kate Ozment
Location: Los Angeles
Mode: In-person
Dates: August 5 – August 9, 2024
Tuition: $1200.00


Critical book history and bibliography explores the intersections of critical theory and bibliographical and book historical scholarship to interrogate the book, the library, and the book historian as nexuses of power. The course will include key readings from feminist bibliography, Black bibliography, Indigenous textualities, and postcolonial book history scholarship to explore their discursive intersections and capabilities as practical methodologies for examining physical objects and interrogating bibliographical norms. Participants will work individually and collectively to engage the “canon” of book history practices and repurpose its critical methods in their scholarship and pedagogy.  





Completion of this course helps to meet requirements for one of the following certificate requirements:

  • 1 of 3 elective credit courses for Certificate in Rare Books and Manuscripts, or
  • the Critical Book History requirement for Certificate in Librarianship, Activism, and Justice, or
  • 1 of 2 elective credit courses for Certificate in Librarianship, Activism, and Justice