Reading Publics


Reading Publics

(general issues and questions)

  • Chartier, Roger, The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, and Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Cambridge: Polity, 1994).
  • Chartier, Roger, The Culture of Print: Power and the Uses of Print in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 1998).
  • Grafton, Anthony, Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers (Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Univ. Pres, 1997).
  • Grafton, Anthony, ‘Renaissance Readers and Ancient Texts: Comments on Some Commentaries’, Renaissance Quarterly 38 (1988), 615-49.
  • Craig Kallendorf, Virgil and the Myth of Venice: Books and Readers in the Italian Renaissance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).
  • Genette, Gerard, Seuils (Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1987); Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).
  • Love, Harold, Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford: Clarendon, 1993).
  • Petrucci, Armando, Writers and Readers in Medieval Italy: Studies in the History of Written Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995).
  • Richardson, Brian, Print Culture in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994).
  • ________. Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).
  • ________. Manuscript Culture in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).
  • Smith, Helen and Louise Wilson, eds., Renaissance Paratexts(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

The materials in these bibliographies correspond to the reading lists set for the “Reading Publics” workshop held at the University of Warwick in July 2012. Unless otherwise indicated, the bibliographies were put together by the workshop’s organizers: Prof. Simon Gilson, Dr.David Lines and Dr. Maude Vanhaelen and adapted for the blog by Bryan Brazeau.

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