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The Broadview Reader in Book History

Michelle Levy (editor) Tom Mole (editor)

ISBN: 9781554810888

Publication Date: Nov 2014

Format: Paperback

From debates in textual scholarship to current discussions about digital media and the future of the book, The Broadview Reader in Book History is the most complete and up-to-date introduction available to this area of study. The reader reprints edited versions of key essays in the field, grouped conceptually and provided with headnotes, explanatory footnotes, an introduction, a chronology and a glossary of terms.
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Book History has emerged as one of the most exciting new interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities. By focusing on the production, circulation and reception of the book in all its forms, it has transformed the study of history, literature and culture. From debates in textual scholarship to current discussions about digital media and the futre of the book, The Broadview Reader in Book History is the most complete and up-to-date introduction available to this area of study.

The reader reprints edited versions of key essays in the field, grouped conceptually and provided with headnotes, explanatory footnotes, an introduction, a chronology and a glossary of terms.
Language English
Pages 550
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2014
Publisher Broadview Press
Subject/s Publishing industry  
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Materiality
  • 1. W.W. Greg, "What is Bibliography?"
  • 2. Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin, from The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800
  • 3. Michael Twyman, "What is Printing?"
  • 4. D.F. McKenzie, "The Dialectics of Bibliography Now"
  • 5. Paul C. Gutjahr and Megan L. Benton, "Reading the Invisible"
  • 6. Roger Chartier, "The Press and Fonts: Don Quixote in the Print Shop"
  • 7. Robert Darnton, "Bibliography and Iconography"
  • Chapter 2: Textuality
  • 1. Jerome J. McGann, "Shall These Bones Live?"
  • 2. W.W. Greg, "The Rationale of Copy-Text"
  • 3. G. Thomas Tanselle, "The Editorial Problem of Final Authorial Intention"
  • 4. S.M. Parrish, "The Whig Interpretation of Literature"
  • 5. Jack Stillinger, "A Practical Theory of Versions"
  • 6. Beth A. McCoy, "Race and the (Para)Textual Condition"
  • 7. Brenda R. Silver, "Textual Criticism as Feminist Practice: Or, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Part II"
  • Chapter 3: Printing and Reading
  • 1. Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, "The Unacknowledged Revolution"
  • 2. Robert Darnton, "What is the History of Books?"
  • 3. Roger Chartier, "Communities of Readers"
  • 4. Adrian Johns, "Introduction: The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book"
  • 5. James Raven, "Markets and Martyrs: Early Modern Commerce"
  • 6. William St Clair, "Preparatory Schools for the Brothel and the Gallows"
  • 7. Jonathan Rose, "The Welsh Miners' Libraries"
  • Chapter 4: Intermediality
  • 1. Pierre Bourdieu, "The Field of Cultural Production"
  • 2. David Scott Kastan, "From Playhouse to Printing House; or, Making a Good Impression"
  • 3. Margaret J.M. Ezell, "The Social Author: Manuscript Culture, Writers, and Readers"
  • 4. Paula McDowell, "Towards a Genealogy of 'Print Culture' and 'Oral Tradition'"
  • 5. Matt Cohen, "Native Audiences"
  • 6. Meredith McGill, "Circulating Media: Charles Dickens, Reprinting, and Dislocation of American Culture"
  • Chapter 5: Remediating
  • 1. Jerome J. McGann, "The Rationale of Hypertext"
  • 2. Ray Siemens, Meagan, Timney, Cara Leitch, Corina Koolen, Alex Garnett, "Toward Modeling the Social Edition: An Approach to Understanding the Electronic Scholarly Edition in the Context of New and Emerging Social Media"
  • 3. N. Katherine Hayles, "How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine"
  • 4. Andrew Piper, "Turning the Page (Roaming, Zooming, Streaming)"
  • 5. Franco Moretti, "Style, Inc. Reflections on Seven Thousand Titles (British Novels, 1740-1850)"
  • 6. Ted Striphas, "E-Books and the Digital Future"
  • 7. Anthony Grafton, "Codex in Crisis: The Book Dematerializes"
  • Glossary
Michelle Levy is Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University.

Tom Mole is Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh.

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