Professor of English
Chair, English Department (On leave Spring 2014)
Office: Hellems 101C
Spring 2014 Office Hours: On leave; contact the English Department
William Kuskin is a Professor and chair at the University of Colorado Boulder. William writes on the history of books, from medieval manuscripts, through the advent of printing, to twenty-first century comic books. He has published two books on England’s first printer, William Caxton, a monograph, Symbolic Caxton: Literary Culture and Print Capitalism (Notre Dame Press, 2008), and an edited collection, Caxton’s Trace: Studies in the History of English Printing (Notre Dame Press, 2006). He has written on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century English literature, world literature, online pedagogy, and graphic novels, including guest editing a special issue of ELN, Graphia: Literary Criticism and the Graphic Novel. His new book, on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and literary time is titled Recursive Origins: Writing at the Transition to Modernity, and has just been published and is just out from the University of Notre Dame Press.
During Fall 2013, Professor Kuskin will be holding a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course: Comic Books and Graphic Novels. For details, visit: http://www.class-central.com/mooc/728/coursera-comic-books-and-graphic-novels