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Associate Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Prompt for Group 1, 9/15

How does the medium of the pulp magazine matter? After looking through the assigned materials from the first Amazing Stories, comment on one aspect of the medium that shapes how you read. You will have to try to imagine holding the original flimsy, cheap paper product that you are seeing in digitized images.

(You might consider: what difference would it make to read the same texts in a glossy or “slick” magazine? Or in a bound book? Or on a smartphone?)

Essays forbidden: write a paragraph. Only group 1 is required to blog, but of course everyone is welcome to use the blog freely to discuss the material of the class. Or to post suitable animated gifs.