Professor Kairoff’s students publish guide to women writers in ZSR’s Special Collections

Literature professor Claudia Kairoff, Special Collections librarian Megan Mulder, and the students of Dr. Kairoff’s fall 2017 English 330 seminar have published a guide to 17th- and 18th-century women writers in Special Collections, titled Writing Women of the Long 18th Century. 
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Cover of Writing Women of the Long 18th Century: A Guide to Selected Holdings in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Kairoff designed the seminar using the 17th- and 18thcentury writers represented in Special Collections. While reading works by women ranging from Katherine Philips to Elizabeth Inchbald, her students examined original copies of the works and learned how the works were written, published, sold, and read. The course concluded with a group project designed to assist students and scholars who might visit our library in the future: each student researched one or two titles from the collection and produced short bibliographical essays. This resulting printed guide, published by Library Partners Press, includes selected student essays from that project and a list of Special Collections’ holdings.

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Library Partners Press, a digital imprint of Wake Forest University specializing in niche non-fiction (including creative non-fiction) titles, publishes quality books (of any length and size, in both electronic and print-on-demand formats) created by Wake Forest University and North Carolina library patrons and friends. LP Press is a cooperative program established by Wake Forest University, ZSR Library, and Digital Publishing @ Wake, for the purpose of collecting, publishing, and delivering content created by library patrons everywhere.

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