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  1. The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America
    The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America illuminates the connections between poems and critical ideas about poetic genres, and tracks the emergence and disappearance of poems and poets in American culture by examining... Learn More
    Published: 19th June 2015
    Hardback | £42.00
  2. Inventing Exoticism
    Lavishly illustrated and impressively interdisciplinary, Inventing Exoticism narrates a vital chapter in the history of European exoticism and Europe's perception of its place in the world. It traces the production and consumption... Learn More
    Published: 12th January 2015
    Hardback | £65.00
  3. Early African American Print Culture

    Early African American Print Culture

    Edited by Lara Langer Cohen and Jordan Alexander Stein

    Series Material Texts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Early African American Print Culture presents seventeen original essays that demonstrate how the study of African American print culture might enrich the study of print culture, while at the same time expanding the terrain of... Learn More
    Published: 2nd December 2014
    Paperback | £18.99
  4. Fragile Minds and Vulnerable Souls
    Fragile Minds and Vulnerable Souls investigates the creation of "obscene writings and images" —from popular medical works to stereoscope cards—and the process through which these texts were deemed dangerous to the... Learn More
    Published: 21st November 2014
    Hardback | £42.00
  5. Evening News
    Eileen Reeves examines the ways in which a long-standing association of reportage with covert surveillance and astrological prediction was altered by the near simultaneous emergence of weekly newsheets, the invention of the Dutch... Learn More
    Published: 26th March 2014
    Hardback | £53.00
  6. Blind Impressions
    Joseph A. Dane examines the field of material book history by questioning its most basic assumptions and definitions: How is print defined? What are the limits of printing history? What constitutes evidence?... Learn More
    Published: 24th September 2013
    Hardback | £50.00
  7. The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm
    Alberto Manguel examines metaphors of readers and reading from literatures across centuries and the globe, from the ancient epic Gilgamesh to the World Wide Web, from the adventures of Ulysses to the tragedy of Emma Bovary, and... Learn More
    Published: 21st June 2013
    Hardback | £20.99
  8. Jeremiah's Scribes
    By reconstructing the aural culture of sermons in Puritan New England, Neuman shifts our attention from the pulpit to the pew, demonstrating how sermon auditors helped to shape this dominant genre of Puritan New England.... Learn More
    Published: 29th May 2013
    Hardback | £53.00
  9. Pens and Needles
    Through an examination of the expressive arts of needlework, painting, and writing, Pens and Needles offers insights into women's lives and, in its final chapters, into literary texts such as Shakespeare's Othello and Cymbeline... Learn More
    Published: 20th May 2013
    Paperback | £22.99
  10. Bound to Read
    Jeffrey Todd Knight excavates the culture of book collecting and compiling in early modern England, examining how the pervasive practice of mixing texts, authors, and genres into single bindings defined Renaissance ways of thinking... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2013
    Hardback | £46.00
  11. Owning William Shakespeare
    This book explores actors' systems of intellectual property in early modern England. Focusing on Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, and other plays, James Marino demonstrates how Shakespeare's company asserted ownership... Learn More
    Published: 6th February 2013
    Paperback | £21.99
  12. Shakespeare's Stationers

    Shakespeare's Stationers

    Studies in Cultural Bibliography

    Edited by Marta Straznicky

    Series Material Texts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Edited by Marta Straznicky, this seminal collection is the first to explore the multiple and intersecting forms of agency exercised by Shakespeare's stationers in the design, production, marketing, and distribution of his printed... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2012
    Hardback | £57.00
  13. Divine Art, Infernal Machine
    The author of the hugely influential The Printing Press as an Agent of Change offers a magisterial and highly readable account of five centuries of ambivalent attitudes toward printing and printers. Once again, she makes a compelling... Learn More
    Published: 10th September 2012
    Paperback | £19.99
  14. Books Without Borders in Enlightenment Europe
    This book examines one of the most important axes of the book trade in Enlightenment Europe: the circulation of French books between France and German-speaking Europe. The first detailed study of the Franco-German trade, it shows... Learn More
    Published: 6th April 2012
    Hardback | £61.00
  15. The Camera and the Press
    Through a wide-ranging examination of antebellum images and literature, The Camera and the Press shows how Americans' first encounter with photography was more textual than visual. This thoroughly illustrated case study reexamines... Learn More
    Published: 28th March 2012
    Hardback | £42.00
  16. Ways of Writing
    Ways of Writing is about the making of texts in seventeenth-century New England, whether they were fashioned into printed books or disseminated in handwritten form. David D. Hall explores issues of authority and authenticity,... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2012
    Paperback | £16.99
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