The Social Life of Books was taught in the spring semester of 2017 by Professors Benjamin Bankhurst of Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV) and Benjamin Pauley of Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, CT). The course was part of the Mellon Foundation-funded COPLACDigital program, led by Professors Jeff McClurken of the University of Mary Washington and Ellen Holmes Pearson of the University of North Carolina Asheville.

The course brought together twelve students from seven campuses each week via videoconference:

Ashley Barnett (The University of Virginia’s College at Wise)

Kinsey Danzis (University of North Carolina Asheville)

Loganne Featherston (Midwestern State University)

Mary Haynes Furman (University of Montevallo)

Bailey Helbert (The University of Virginia’s College at Wise)

Rebecca Hilburn (University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma)

Savannah Minnick (Shepherd University)

Meaghan Papeika (Shepherd University)

Amanda Wentworth (State University of New York Geneseo)

Dakota White (University of North Carolina Asheville)

Brittany Williams (Midwestern State University)

Savannah Willard (University of Montevallo)