July 2010 | Jeremy Dibbell

On Academic Bibliography

There's an important article in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education by Jennifer Howard (follow her on Twitter at @JenHoward) about bibliography's place in today's academic culture. Good quotes here from David Vander Meulen and Michael Suarez, among others - Michael's quotes about theory vs. praxis are particularly useful, I think.

Howard also touches on some places that are doing very interesting things with bibliographic instruction: not just Rare Book School, but also Texas Tech (where bibliography is embedded in the English Department's curriculum), and Florida State, home of the three-year History of Text Technologies program.

I don't say this often, but I will for this one: read the whole thing.