Creating a book is a difficult process. It requires a lot of dedication, time, and collaboration both when done individually and when done in a classroom setting. Going into this class, I think that majority, if not all, of the students had very limited knowledge about this process and could only have succeeded in this creation through the help and support from several individuals. Therefore, we would like to thank the following individuals for their help on this project:

First off, we would like to thank Dr. Leuner, the administrator of this project, for giving us the tools we needed to approach this project. Not only did she allow us to use part of our class time on this project, but she always made herself available to any questions about this project and was able to work with us whenever we hit bumps in the road. Again, since us, the editors of this project, were inexperienced in the art of digital book making, there were many factors that we neglected to think about right of the bat that Dr. Leuner was able to remind us of. Overall, her availability and willingness to help us when needed was vital in the process of creating this digital book.

We would also like to thank Nadia Nasr who works in the Santa Clara University Library’s Special Collections department for working with our class and introducing us to book history and the various formats of books. We feel very fortunate to have been able to see the older texts and artist books during this process and have been able to use this knowledge both towards the essays included within this book and as inspiration for the formatting of this book.

Another faculty member we would like to thank is Leanna Goodwater who is a librarian within Santa Clara University’s library. She was able to provide us with valuable resources regarding research into articles for literary history and genre through the databases Santa Clara provides access to. This was very helpful in the construction of our essays for literary interpretation through literary history and genre.

We would also like to thank our fellow editor, Nate Dimelfi, for stepping up and leading many of the discussions necessary for creating this project. We would like to give a special thanks to one of our editors, Shelley Valdez, who also served as our illustrator for the title page and page dividers in this project, along with Bevin McCullough and Danna D’Esopo for also being a part of the aesthetic committee. Another editor who worked closely with this committee was Drew Descourouez, who we would like to thank for creating the word cloud and working with Bevin on the Contributor’s page. We would like to thank Ally O’Conner and Elena Robles for writing our introductory note, Angelica Scott for putting together out Copyright Page, and Madeline White, Michaela Pernetti, and Brian Schunk for writing our ending reflection. Finally we would like to acknowledge Austin Gray and Sam Perez for putting together our bibliography.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our fellow classmates and creators for the time we have all spent on this project. Creating an entire book is a difficult process in general, and creating one in ten weeks is an even tougher deadline. This couldn’t have been done without everyone’s hard work and contributions both inside and outside of the classroom.


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