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Contemporary changes in modes of creating, presenting, and preserving knowledge have also fostered a scholarly and artistic fascination with old media, book history, archives, manuscripts, etc. This course explores the practical and ethical issues involved in archival work, and how modern and contemporary poets have used archival research to fuel historically- and politically-minded interventions. We will also explore the holdings of some of the many archives on campus; students will produce final projects that will be both critical and creative in nature, using the poetic texts we will read in the course as models.