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  1. Sociable Knowledge
    Sociable Knowledge reconstructs the collaborations of seventeenth-century naturalists who, dispersed across city and country, worked through writing, conversation, and print to convert fragmented knowledge of the hyper-local and... Learn More
    Published: 2nd February 2016
    Hardback | £65.00
  2. Hamlet After Q1
    In 1823 Sir Henry Bunbury discovered an early edition of Hamlet that radically differs from the known and celebrated version of the play. Zachary Lesser examines how this improbable discovery forced readers to reexamine accepted... Learn More
    Published: 5th January 2016
    Paperback | £21.99
  3. The Mind Is a Collection
    The Mind Is a Collection approaches seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theory of the mind from a material point of view, examining the metaphors for mental activity that invoked the material activity of collection.... Learn More
    Published: 17th December 2015
    Hardback | £60.00
  4. Recipes for Thought
    Published: 4th December 2015
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  5. London and the Making of Provincial Literature
    Examining the production of books and the circulation of material texts between London and the provincial centers of Dublin, Edinburgh, and Philadelphia, Joseph Rezek claims that the publishing vortex of London inspired a dynamic... Learn More
    Published: 28th August 2015
    Hardback | £56.00
  6. 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: 17th July 2015
    Hardback | £52.00
  7. 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: 9th February 2015
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £39.00
  8. 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: 19th December 2014
    Hardback | £52.00
  9. 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 | £21.99
  10. 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: 23rd April 2014
    Hardback | £65.00
  11. 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: 22nd October 2013
    Hardback | £60.00
  12. 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: 19th July 2013
    Hardback | £23.99
  13. 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: 26th June 2013
    Hardback | £65.00
  14. 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: 29th May 2013
    Hardback | £56.00
  15. 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 | £26.99
  16. 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 | £24.99
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