Readings

This page is a quick reference for all course readings, some hosted locally, most linked externally. If you discover a broken link, please notify me immediately.

Bath, The Digital Book, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience, A facsimile of a coloured and gilded copy of the first edition. Liverpool: British Library, 1923 [1789]

Bode, Book History from the Archival Record, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Brown, The Triumph of the Codex: The Manuscript Book Before 1100, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Clanchy, Parchment and Paper: Manuscript Culture 1100-1500, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Clegg, The Authority and Subversiveness of Print in Early-Modern Europe, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Darnton, Google and the Future of Books, New York Review of Books. New York: 12 February, 2009

Doyle, A Scandal in Bohemia, The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes. Secaucus: Castle, 1976

Edgren, The Book Beyond the West: China, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Eliot, From Few and Expensive to Many and Cheap: The British Book Market, 1800-1890, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Ezell, Handwriting and the Book, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Fern, Introduction" and "Chapter 1--Chapter 28, Ruth Hall. New York: Penguin Classics, 1997

Fern, Chapter 29--Chapter 65, Ruth Hall. New York: Penguin Classics, 1997

Fern, Chapter 66--Chapter 90, Ruth Hall. New York: Penguin Classics, 1997

Foster, Tablet VI, The Epic of Gilgamesh. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2001

Gleick, After the Flood, The Information: A History, a Theory, A Flood. New York: Vintage, 2011

Howsam, The Study of Book History, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Johns, The Coming of Print to Europe, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Kornicki, The Book Beyond the West: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Lovecraft, Under the Pyramids [a.k.a Imprisoned with the Pharaohs], Weird Tales. New York: Vol. 4, No. 2, 1924

Malloy, Uncle Roger, Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link. well.com: first published in UNIX, 1986 [web version 1995]

McCleery, The Book in the Long Twentieth Century, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Milton, Areopagitica, John Milton Complete Poems and Major Prose. New York: Odyssey Press, 1957 [1644]

Murray, The Digital Publishing Communications Circuit, Book 2.0. Volume 3, Number 1: June, 2013

Rampolla, Introduction, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015

Rampolla, Working with Sources, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015

Rampolla, Approaching Typical Assignments in History, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015

Rampolla, Following Conventions of Writing in History, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015

Rampolla, Writing a Research Paper, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015

Rampolla, Plagiarism: What it is and How to Avoid It" and "Quoting and Documenting Sources, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015

Robson, The Clay Tablet Book in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Roemer, The Papyrus Roll in Egypt, Greece, and Rome, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Silver, Popular Fiction in the Digital Age, The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012

Smith, Pulp Sensations, The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012

Stoicheff, Materials and Meanings, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Suarez, Book History from Descriptive Bibliographies, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Suggested but Not Required: Benton, The Book as Art, A Companion to the History of the Book. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009

Suggested but Not Required: Raven, The Industrial Revolution of the Book, The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015

Weber, Writing for the Millions: Newspaper Syndicates Expand the Market, Hired Pens. Athens: Ohio UP, 1997