K. A. Wisniewski

Coming Soon . . . Fall Course on the History of Paper

We’re just a week away from the fall semester!  I was a little disappointed last year after my pitch for a “History of the Book” special topics class was deemed … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Textshop Issues: 2017-2018

Our next issue is only one week away!!! As we make the final edits to the forthcoming issue of TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS . . . Here’s what’s scheduled down the production … Continue reading

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Reading as Art: A Micro-Review

Reading as Art Simon Morris, editor. York: Information as Material, 2016. http://www.informationasmaterial.org/portfolio/reading-as-art/ In my own ongoing research investigations of reading publishing as arts practice, I came across this title last … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sampling: The Introduction to the History of Paper Course

I’m very excited about the upcoming weeks of my History of Paper course.  I’ve already blogged about setting up the course blog and the first posts will appear soon.  I … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paper Infographics

Walter Ong’s classic Orality and Literacy will be one of the first texts we’ll read in my “History of Paper” course this fall.  Attached to this reading/discussion, I’ll ask each … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 3

Finally, I’ve come to the last part of this series on student projects…in retrospect, I now wish I’ve created a separate website to host or curate all of these projects.  … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the series on student projects from this past semester.  The last post featured videos of place-based historical studies.  This post shares some images from a … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 1

For the next few posts, I wanted to share something a little different: samples of student work produced this past spring.  I’ve been teaching American History courses for the past … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Shadow of the Moon Turns 20

A few weeks ago, I was asked to contribute an essay on music/history, and, as exciting as the project seemed, I’m afraid I’ll have to turn the offer down.  But … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Wide Image July 2017

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paper-making History: Some Bookmarks

Last fall, I taught courses in the history of graphic design and the history of printing (both Visual Arts courses).  Before I got things started, I posted an entry here … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some Flag House Photos

Last week, I spoke at the Start-Spangled Flag House in Baltimore.  The museum is truly one of the hidden gems of Baltimore. Located at the edge of Little Italy and … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

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Last week marked my sixth month on Instagram.  Not a big deal for most, I suppose, but at the beginning of the year I decided to create a page for … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Summer Work 2017 — The Road Ahead

Well, another semester has finally come to an end, which typically means a new transition–a new type of busy season–is about to begin.  I can’t believe I haven’t formally posted … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Just Released: Textshop Experiments #3

I’m happy to announce the latest issue of Textshop Experiments.  I hope you enjoy it! I haven’t posted in a while and, hopefully, I’ll change that soon!  I’ll share a … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Announcing the Release of Tours & Detours: Textshop Experiments

It’s been a busy winter so far.  I’ll resume my monthly posts shortly. In the meantime, in case you missed it, in December, Felix Burgos and I published the second … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

A New Video from Calypso Editions

Last week, I completed a promotional video for Calypso Editions.  Lots of exciting work being done here. Calypso’s members are currently reviewing our fall submissions.  We are very excited for … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

TE Tours and Detours (Special Issue) Coming Soon . . .

Coming in December . . . Textshop Experiments‘ Tours & Detours (Special Issue)…  

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Manneqart; or, Marvels at a Mall

September was a month of overload here . . . A few days off following surgery have allowed some time to catch up on the blog and post some of … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Projector Period: New Website

A very short post today to announce that my new website http://www.projectorperiod.com is now live. The Projector site will house my up-to-date C.V. and slowly develop into my professional site.  Why … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book/Marks: The Digital Humanities Meets the Public Humanities

In one of my last posts, I shared a few videos on the Gutenberg press and letterpress printing for a class that’s now underway.  I like this approach of sharing … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Course Design Matters: A New Course Blog & Some Reflections

‘Course Design Matters: ART 335 “Origins & Issues in Design”: Course Blog https://coursedesignmatters.wordpress.com Teaching is an important part of my life.  I’ve spent the last 12 years working in higher … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blue Structure — Calypso Editions’ Latest Title

Blue Structure by Jan Freeman 68 pages $15.00/Book Calypso Editions Acclaim for Blue Structure “In this strangely beautiful and long-awaited collection, Jan Freeman again brings her rich, lyric gift to bear on … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Electracy is spreading . . .

Electracy is spreading . . . We are mixing and we were going to (re)mix. One month left to submit to Textshop Experiments‘s Tours & Detours issue. Visit our website … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Printing History Videos: Some Bookmarks

This fall I will be teaching a course on printing history.  This post is really just a set of bookmarks for me–especially for the early weeks on Gutenberg and the … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Shopping in Tuscany

To celebrate the last month of summer holidays, I’d like to share my poem “Shopping in Tuscany” and the story behind it.  Like a lot of my poems that appear … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Video from Textshop Experiments

Our new promotional video / Call for Papers for Textshop Experiments. For our next issue, TOURS & DETOURS, we are accepting traditional essays, video essays, experimental intermedia projects, book reviews, … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tours & Detours: Textshop Experiments

CALL FOR PUBLICATIONS Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039) http://textshopexperiments.org/ Issue #2: Tours & Detours The theme of this issue, Tours and Detours, is intended to provoke a wide variety of topics … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Textshop (T)issue

I am pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039). This issue collects a variety of experimental essays, tissues, in one way or another, connected to the … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Chapbook Making Faces

I am happy to announce the release of my new poetry chapbook, Making Faces. The book is now available via Amazon: http://amzn.to/1UwLwDp. Thanks to everyone who has supported this work. … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

New Poetry at Coldnoon & Sour Grapes

I have a new set of poems recently published at Coldnoon Travel Poetics: The International Journal of Travel Writing and a poem in the regional journal Sour Grapes (finally, a journal … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Bob Brown Bio & Roving Eye Press Book Review

This month, Roving Eye Press celebrates the first biography of Robert Carlton “Bob” Brown, written by Craig Saper and published by Fordham University Press and Empire State Editions. Contemporary publishing, … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment