Table of Contents : Volumes 23-24 (2020-2021)

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Volume 23

  • Craig Kallendorf. Humanism, Painting, and the Book as Physical Object in Renaissance Culture
  • Charlotte Eubanks. Reading as Patterned Play: Everyday Religion and the Spatialization of Doctrine in a Buddhist Board Game
  • James Emmett Ryan. The House of Harper: Melville’s Anti-Catholic Publisher
  • David Bordelon. Transatlantic Dickens; or, Travels Through Nineteenth-Century Book History in America
  • Leila Koivunen. Visualizing the Stanley-Livingstone Meeting: The Birth and Lives of an Iconic Scene in Print Media and Beyond since 1872
  • Laura Jeffries. “It Makes a Fellow Feel Responsible!”: Anglo-American Imperial Vistas and “The White Man’s Burden” in McClure’s Magazine, 1898–99
  • Mary Catherine Kinniburgh. The Postwar American Poet’s Library: An Archival Consideration with Charles Olson and the Maud/Olson Library
  • Jennifer J. Connor. Between Two Markets: Gordon Murray, Ryerson Press, and the Publishing of Medical Autobiography in the 1960s
  • Shelley Trower. Forgetting Fiction: An Oral History of Reading: (Centred on Interviews in South London, 2014–15)
  • Patrick Spedding. The Lost Erotica of James West
  • Rebecca Roach. The Role and Function of Author Interviews in the Contemporary Anglophone Literary Field
  • Andrew Piper, Chad Wellmon, Mohamed Cheriet. The Page Image: Towards a Visual History of Digital Documents

Volume 24

Issue 1

  • Kelly Minot McCay. “All the World Writes Short Hand”: The Phenomenon of Shorthand in Seventeenth-Century England
  • Carrie N. Knight. Reading Themselves Sick: Consumption and Women’s Reading in the Early Republic, 1780–1860
  • Mila Daskalova. Printing as Poison, Printing as Cure: Work and Health in the Nineteenth-Century Printing Office and Asylum
  • John J. Garcia. Subscribing to Empire: The Global Expansion of American Subscription Publishing
  • Ritika Prasad. Railway Bookselling and the Politics of Print in India: The Case of A.H. Wheeler
  • Alexa Hazel. “You Shall Look at This or at Nothing”: Gaylord Schanilec and the Value of the Fine Press Book
  • Nora C. Benedict. MercadoLibre and the Democratization of Books: A Critical Reading of New Material Affordances and Digital Book History
  • Millicent Weber. “Reading” the Public Domain: Narrating and Listening to Librivox Audiobooks
  • Anne Garner. State of the Discipline: Throwaway History: Towards a Historiography of Ephemera

Issue 2

  • J. R Mattison. Books in Books: The Idea of the Book in the Fifteenth-Century English Visual Imagination
  • Ronald Broude. Ballard, Lully, and the Books that Helped Change How We Think about Music
  • Fan Wang. How Late Imperial Chinese Literati Read Their Books: Inscribing, Collating, Excerpting
  • Tim Sommer. Embedded Authorship: Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nineteenth-Century “Transatlantic Bibliopoly”
  • Lucy Sixsmith. “Injured Mutilated or Defaced”: How to Read a Bible in a Nineteenth-Century English Prison
  • Elizabeth McHenry. “Out of the business once established could grow various enterprises”: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Ed. L. Simon & Co. Printers
  • Gillian Silverman. Reading in the Flesh: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy and the Haptic Response
  • Anna Muenchrath. Cut, Copyright, Paste: Proliferating Print Networks in Susan Howe’s “Melville’s Marginalia”