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Echoes of the Little Gidding Harmonies


Feminist Book History

Areopagitica Archaeology

Becoming Plant: Nehemiah Grew & the "Media" of 17th-century Microscopy

Anatomical Flapbooks

Little Gidding

Isabella Whitney


Books of Scraps

Bibliographic Imaginaries

Edward Benlowes & Book Art

Digital Editing


Title pages


Haraway, Donna. "A Game of Cat's Cradle: Science Studies, Feminist Theory, Cultural Studies." Configurations 2.1 (1994): 59-71.
Benjamin, Walter. The Arcades Project. Trans. by Howard Eland and Kevin McLaughlin. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Barber, Elizabeth Wayland. Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth and Society in Early Times. New York: Norton, 1994.
Fulton, Thomas. Historical Milton: Manuscript, Print, and Political Culture in Revolutionary England. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Pres, 2010.
Muñoz, José Estaban. Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
Richards, Thomas. The Imperial Archive: Knowledge and the Fantasy of Empire. London: Verso, 1993.


Arnar, Anna Sigrídur. The Book as instrument: Stéphane Mallarmé, The Artist's Book, and the Transformation of Print Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Ball, Hugo. Flight Out of Time: A Dada Diary. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
Biro 2009
Niebisch, Arndt. Media Parasites in the Early Avant-Garde: On the Abuse of Technology and Communication.
Rasula, Jed. Destruction was my Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century. New York: Basic Books, 2015.
Saper, Craig. The Amazing Adventures of Bob Brown: A Real-Life Zelig Who Wrote His Way Through the 20th Century. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016.
Wark, McKenzie. The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International. London: Verso, 2011.

On History

Guldi, Jo and David Armitage. The History Manifesto. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Bal, Mieke. Loving Yusuf: Conceptual Travels from Past to Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Christian, David. Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.
Dinshaw, Carolyn. How Soon Is Now? Medieval Texts, Amateur Readers, and the Queerness of Time. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.
Ferguson, Niall, ed. Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals. New York: Basic Books, 1999.
Lowy, Michael. Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin's 'On the Concept of History'. Trans. by Chris Turner. New York: Verso, 2005.

Book Arts

Piepmeier, Alison. Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism. New York: NYU Press, 2009.
Stewart, Garrett. Bookwork: Medium to Object to Concept to Art. Chicago: University fo Chicago Press, 2011.


Chedgzoy, Kate, ed. Shakespeare, Feminism and Gender. New York, Palgrave, 2001.
Egan, Gabriel. The Struggle for Shakespeare's Text: Twentieth-Century Editorial Theory and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.
Erne, Lukas. Shakespeare and the Book Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013.
Galey, Alan. The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014.
Kastan, David Scott. Shakespeare and the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Marcus, Leah. Puzzling Shakespeare: Local Reading and its Discontents. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.
Marshall, Gail, ed. Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
McMullan, Gordon, Lena Cowen Orlin, and Virginia Mason Vaughan, eds. Women Making Shakespeare: Text, Reception and Performance. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
Thompson, Ann and Sasha Roberts, eds. Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900: An Anthology of Criticism. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997.
Werstine, Paul. Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013.

Race / Early Modern

Callaghan, Dympna. Shakespeare Without Women: Representing Gender and Race on the Renaissance Stage. New York: Rutledge, 2000.
Erickson, Peter and Clark Hulse, eds. Early Modern Visual Culture: Representation, Race, and Empire in Renaissance England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.
Feerick, Jean E. Strangers in Blood: Relocating Race in the Renaissance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.
Macdonald, Joyce Green. Women and Race in Early Modern Texts. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002.
Spiller, Elizabeth. Reading and the History of Race in the Renaissance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Gender & Sexuality / Early Modern

Beilin, Elaine. Redeeming Eve: Women Writers of the English Renaissance. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.
Bray, Alan. Homosexuality in Renaissance England. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995 [1982].
Burke, Victoria E. and Jonathan Gibson. Early Modern Women's Manuscript Writing. Selected Papers from the Trinity/Trent Colloquium. Burlington: Ashgate, 2004.
Burke, Mary E., Jane Donawerth, Linda L. Dove, and Karen Nelson. Women, Writing, and the Reproduction of Culture in Tudor and Stuart Britain. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2000.
Cahn, Susan. Industry of Devotion: The Transformation of Women's Work in England, 1500-1660. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987.
Clarke, Danielle. The Politics of Early Modern Women's Writing. Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2001.
Coles, Kimberly Anne. Religion, Reform, and Women's Writing in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2008.
Cope, Esther S. Handmaid of the Holy Spirit: Dame Eleanore Davies, Never Soe Mad a Ladie. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1992.
Crawford, Julie. Mediatrix: Women, Politics, and Literary Production in Early Modern England. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014.
D'Monte, Rebecca and Nicole Pohl, eds. Female Communities 1600-1800: Literary Visions and Cultural Realities. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Frye, Susan. Pens and Needles: Women's Textualities in Early Modern England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.
Frye, Susan and Karen Robertson, eds. 'Maids and Mistresses, cousins and Queens: Women's Alliances in Early Modern England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Hannay, Margaret P. Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth. Burlington: Ashgate, 2010.
Hull, Suzanne W. Chaste, Silent & Obedient:English Books for Women 1475-1640. San Marino: Huntington Library, 1982.
Jones, Ann Rosalind. The Currency of Eros: Women's Love Lyric, 1540-1620. Bloomington: University of Illinois Press, 1990.
Korda, Natasha. Labors Lost: Women's Work and the Early Modern English Stage. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Lange, Ann Margaret. Writing the Way Out: Inheritance and Appropriation in Aemilia Lanyer, Isabella Whitney, Mary (Sidney) Herbert and Mary Wroth. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.
Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer. Writing Women in Jacobean England. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.
McGrath, Lynette. Subjectivity and Women's Poetry in Early Modern England. Burlington: Ashgate, 2002.
Moncrief, Kathryn M. and Kathryn R. McPherson, eds. Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England: Gender, Instruction, and Performance. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011.
Quilligan, Maureen. Incest and Agency in Elizabeth's England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.
Schleiner, Louise. Tudor and Stuart Women Writers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
Smith, Helen. 'Grossly Material Things': Women and Book Production in Early Modern England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Summers, Claude J. and Ted-Larry Pebworth, eds. Representing Women in Renaissance England. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997.
White, Micheline, ed. English Women, Religion, and Textual Production, 1500-1625. Burlington: Ashgate, 2011.
Whitehead, Barbara J., ed. Women's Education in Early Modern Europe: A History 1500-1800. New York: Garland Publishing, 1999.

Early Modern

Baker, David J. On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009.
Bardle, Stephen. The Literary Underground in the 1660s: Andrew Marvell, George Wither, Ralph Wallis, and the World of Restoration Satire and Pamphleteering. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012.
de Grazia, Margreta. Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
Dimmock, Matthew and Andrew Hadfield, eds. Literature and Popular Culture in Early Modern England. Burlington: Ashgate, 2009.
Fumerton, Patricia Cultural Aesthetics: Renaissance Literature and Practice of Social Ornament. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Hunter, Michael, ed. Printed Images in Early Modern Britain: Essays in Interpretation. Burlington: Ashgate, 2010.
Johnson, Kimberly. Made Flesh: Sacrament and Poetics in Post-Reformation England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.
Kalas, Rayna. Frame, Glass, Verse: The Technology of Poetic Invention in the English Renaissance. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007.
King, John. Tudor Royal Iconography: Literature and Art in the Age of Religious Crisis. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.
Kuchar, Gary. The Poetry of Religious Sorrow in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Lake, Peter with Michael Questier. The AntiChrist's Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
Marotti, Arthur F. John Donne, Coterie Poet. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1986.
Sharpe, Kevin. Remapping Early Modern England: The Culture of Seventeenth-Century Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000.
Shell, Alison. Catholicism, Controversy, and the English Literary Imagination, 1558-1660. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Targoff, Ramie. Common Prayer: The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Wilcox, Helen. 1611: Authority, Gender, and the Word in Early Modern England. West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Woudhuysen, H. K. Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996.


Belanger, Terry. "Descriptive Bibliography." Book Collecting: A Modern Guide. Ed. Jean Peters. New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1977. 97-115.
Bowers, Fredson. Principles of Bibliographical Description. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1949.
Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1972.
Greg, W. W. "Bibliography -- An Apologia." The Library. 8.2 (September 1932): 113-143.
McKenzie, D. F. "Printers of the Mind." Making Meaning. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.
McKenzie, D. F. Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts. London: British Library, 1986.

Editing and Textual Criticism

Berger, Thomas L. and Laurie E. Maguire, eds. Textual Formations and Reformations. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1998.
Bornstein, George and Ralph G. Williams, eds. Palimpsest: Editorial Theory in the Humanities. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Pres, 1993.
Dane, Joseph A. Who is Buried in Chaucer's Tomb? Studies in the Reception of Chaucer's Book. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1998.
Deegan, Marilyn and Kathryn Sutherland, eds. Text Editing, Print and the Digital World. Burlington: Ashgate, 2009.
Egan, Gabriel, ed. Electronic Publishing: Politics and Pragmatics. Tempe, AR:ACMRS, 2010.
Eggert, Paul. Securing the Past: Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Greetham, D. C. Textual Scholarship: An Introduction. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994.
Greetham, D. C. Theories of the Text. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Kastan, David Scott. Shakespeare and the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
McGann, Jerome. The Textual Condition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.
McGann, Jerome. A New Republic of Letters: Memory and Scholarship in the Age of Digital Reproduction. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.
McLeod, Randall M., ed. Crisis in Editing: Texts of the English Renaissance. Papers given at the twenty-fourth annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 4-5 November 1988. New York: AMS Press, 1994.
Murphy, Andrew. Shakespeare in Print: A History and Chronology of Shakespeare Publishing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Nelson, Brent and Melissa Terras, eds. Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture. Tempe: Iter, 2012.
Pierazzo, Elena. Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories, Models and Methods. Burlington: Ashgate, 2015.
Shillingsburg, Peter. From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006.
Tanselle, Thomas. A Rationale of Textual Criticism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.
Tanselle, G. Thomas. Literature and Artifacts. Charlottesville: The bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1998.

Book History

Adams, Thomas R. and Nicolas Barker. "A New Model for the Study of the Book." A Potencie of Life: Books in Society. Ed. Nicolas Barker. London: British Library, 1993. 5-43.
Anderson, Jennifer and Elizabeth Sauer, ed. Books and Readers in Early Modern England: Material Studies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.
Bahr, Arthur. Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Baron, Sabrina Alcorn, Eric N. Lindquist, and Eleanor F. Shevlin. Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth Eisenstein. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.
Bender, John and Michael Marrinan. The Culture of Diagram. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010.
Bourdieu, Pierre. "The Field of Cultural Production." Book History Reader. Eds. David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery. New York: Routledge, 2002. 77-99.
Brayman, Heidi, Jesse M. Lander, and Zachary Lesser, eds. The Book in History, The Book as History: New Intersections of the Material Text. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.
Casson, Lionel. Libraries in the Ancient World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
Chartier, Roger. The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, and Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Trans. by Lydia G. Cochrane. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.
Chartier, Roger. Forms and Meanings: Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.
Cohen, Matt. The Networked Wilderness: Communicating in Early New England. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.
Darnton, Robert. "What is the History of Books?" Book History Reader. Eds. David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery. New York: Routledge, 2002. 9-26.
Davidson, Cathy. Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America. Expanded ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Ezell, Margaret J. M. Social Authorship and the Advent of Print. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Foot, Mirjam. The History of Bookbinding as a Mirror of Society. London: The British Library, 1998.
Genette, Gerard. Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation. Trans. by Jane E. Lewin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Ginzburg, Carlo. The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller. Trans. by John and Anne Tedeschi. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.
Grafton, Anthony T. "The Importance of Being Printed." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 11.2 (Autumn 1980): 265-286.
Green, James N. and Peter Stallybrass. Benjamin Franklin: Writer and Printer. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
Jackson, Virginia. Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.
Johns, Adrian. The Nature of the Book. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Johnson, William A. "The Ancient Book." The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology. Ed. Roger S. Bagnell. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Johnson, William A. and Hold N. Park, eds. Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Kalas, Rayna. "The Language of Framing." Shakespeare Studies 2000 (28): 241-7.
King, John, ed. Tudor Books and Readers: Materiality and the Construction of Meaning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Knight, Jeffrey Todd. Bound to Read: Compilations, Collections, and the Making of Renaissance Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Pres, 2013.
Mak, Bonnie. How the Page Matters. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.
Marotti, Arthur F. Manuscript, Print, and the English Renaissance Lyric. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.
McGill, Meredith L. American Literature and the culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
McKitterick, David. Print, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Petroski, Henry. The Book on the Bookshelf. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
Piper, Andrew. Dreaming in Books. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Piper, Andrew. Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
"The Textuality and Materiality of Reading in Early Modern England." Edited by Jennifer Richards and Fred Schurink. Huntington Library Quarterly 73.3 (September 2010).
Rhodes, Neil and Jonathan Sawday, eds. The Renaissance Computer: Knowledge Technology in the First Age of Print. New York: Routledge, 2000.
Siskin, Clifford and William Warner (eds). This is Enlightenment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Straznicky, Marta, ed. The Book of the Play: Playwrights, Stationers and Readers in Early Modern England. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006.
Watt, Tessa. Cheap Print and Popular Piety, 1550-1640. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Weekes, Ursula. Early Engravers and their Public: The Master of the Berlin Passion and Manuscripts from Convents in the Rhine-Maas Region, ca. 1450-1500. Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publisher, 2004.
Yates, Frances. The Art of Memory. New York: Routledge, 1966.

Material Culture

Arthur, Liz. Embroidery 1600-1700 at the Burrell Collection. London: John Murray, 1995.
Blum, Dilys E. The Fine Art of Textiles: The Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997.
Brooke, Xanthe. The Lady Lever Art gallery: Catalogue of Embroideries. Wolfeboro Falls, NH: Alan Sutton Publishing, Inc, 1992.
Brooks, Mary M. English Embroideries of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum. London: Jonathan Horne Publications, 2004.
Digby, George Wingfield. Elizabethan Embroidery. London: Faber and Faber, 1963.
Epstein, Kathleen. British Embroidery: Curious Works from the Seventeenth Century. Williamsburg: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1998.
Fleming, Juliet. Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England. London: Reaktion Books, 2001.
Hamling, Tara and Catherine Richardson, eds. Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and its Meanings. Burlington: Ashgate, 2010.
Harris, Jonathan Gil. Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.
Jones, Ann Rosalind and Peter Stallybrass. Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Karr Schmidt, Suzanne. Altered and Adorned: Using Renaissance Prints in Daily Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.
Levey, Santina M. An Eliabethan Inheritance: The Hardwick Hall Textiles. London: The National Trust, 1998.
Mirabella, Bella, ed. Ornamentalism: The Art of Renaissance Accessories. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011.
Morrall, Andrew and Melinda Watt, eds. English Embroidery from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1580-1700. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
Olson, Rebecca. Arras Hanging: The Textile that Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2013.
Smith, Bruce R. The Acoustic World of Early Modern England: Attending to the O-Factor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Smith, Bruce R. The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Stallybrass, Peter. "Material Culture: An Introduction." Shakespeare Studies 28 (2000): 123-9.
Swain, Margaret. Embroidered Stuart Pictures. Haverfordwest: Shire Publications, Ltd., 1990.
Swain, Margaret. Figures on Fabric: Embroidery design sources and their application. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1980.
Wardle, Patricia. Guide to English Embroidery. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1970.


Gitelman, Lisa. Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines: Representing Technology in the Edison Era. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.
Miller, Paul. Rhythm Science. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004.
Miller, Paul, ed. Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008.

Digital Humanities

Berry, David, ed. Understanding Digital Humanities. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. New York: NYU Press, 2011.
Hall, Gary. Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016.
Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Jones, Steven E. The Emergence of the Digital Humanities. New York: Routledge, 2013.
LA Review of Books interview series, 2016
Mandell, 2015. Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age. Malden: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
McCarty, Willard, ed. Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions. Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2010.
McGann, Jerome. Radiant Textuality: Literature After the World Wide Web. New York: Palgrave 2001.
Schreibman, Susan and Ray Siemans. A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.

Media Studies

Bogost, Ian and Nick Montfort. Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.
Bush, Vannevar. "As We May Think." The Atlantic. July 1945.
Coover, Robert. "The End of Books." New York Times. 21 June 1992.
Drucker, Johanna. Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production. Camridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Emerson, Lori. Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Flusser, Vilem. ‘’Does Writing Have a Future?’’ Trans. Nancy Ann Roth. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
Flusser, Vilem. Post-History. Translated by Rodrigo Maltez Novaes. Minneapolis: Univocal, 2013.
Flusser, Vilem and Louis Bec. Vampyroteuthis Infernalis. Trans. by Valentine A. Pakis. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
Galloway, Alexander R. The Interface Effect. Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2012.
Galloway, Alexander R. and Eugene Thacker. The Exploit: A Theory of Networks. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2007.
Gitelman, Lisa. Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.
Gitelman, Lisa. Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.
Harpold, Terry. Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.
Hayles, N. Katherine. Writing Machines.
Huhtamo, Erkki and Jussi Parikka, eds. Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, and Implications. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.
Illich, Ivan. Tools for Conviviality. London: Calder & Boyars, 1974.
Krajewski, Markus. Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929. Trans. by Peter Krapp. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.
Malraux, Andre. The Voices of Silence. Trans. by Stuart Gilbert. Paladin, 1974.
Nelson, Ted. Computer Lib / Dream Machines. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1987 (1974).
Parikka, Jussi. "Operative Media Archaeology: Wolfgang Ernst's Materialist Media Diagrammatics." Theory, Culture, Society. 28.5 (September 2011): 52-74.
Parikka, Jussi. Geology of Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Parikka, Jussi and Tony D. Sampson, eds. The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009.
Peters, John Durham. The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Raley, Rita. Tactical Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.
Rotman, Brian. Becoming Beside Ourselves: The Alphabet, Ghosts, and Distributed Human Being. Durham: Duke UP, 2008.
Tischleder, Babette B. and Sarah Wasserman, eds. Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality, and the Digital Age. New York: Palsgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Underwood, Ted. Why Literary Periods Mattered: Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013.
Winthrop-Young, Geoffrey. "Kittler's Siren Recursions."
Zielinski, Siegfried. Deep Time of the Media: Toward an Archaeology of Hearing and Seeing by Technical Means. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.

Feminist Technology Studies

Kember, Sarah. iMedia: The Gendering of Objects, Environments and Smart Materials. New York: Palgrave Pivot, 2016.

Software Studies

Bratton, Benjamin. The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015.
Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong. Programmed Visions: Software and Memory. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.

Distant Reading / Macroanalysis

Jockers, Matthew. Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013.
Debate between Franco Moretti and Katie Trumpener in Critical Inquiry 36.1 (2009):

Marginalia, Used Books, Readers' Marks, Manuscript

Brayman Hackel, Heidi. Reading Material in Early Modern England: Print, Gender, and Literacy. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Dobranski, Stephen B. Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Evans, Robert C. Habits of Mind: Evidence and Effects of Ben Jonson's Reading. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1995.
Gingerich, Owen. An Annotated Census of Copernicus' 'De Revolutionibus'.' Leiden: Brill, 2002.
Jackson, Heather. Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
Orgel, Stephen. The Reader in the Book: A Study of Spaces and Traces. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Sherman, William H. John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the English Renaissance. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995.
Sherman, William H. Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
Stern, Virginia F. Gabriel Harvey: A Study of His Life, Marginalia, and Library. Oxford; Oxford University Press, 1979.
Trevelyon, Thomas. The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608: A Facsimile of Folger Shakespeare Library MS V.b.232. Edited by Heather Wolfe. Washington, DC: Folger Shakespeare Library, 2007.
Tribble, Evelyn B. Margins and Marginality: The Printed Page in Early Modern England. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2003.

Orality, Literacy

Ferguson, Margaret W. Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender and Empire in Early Modern England and France. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Olson, David. The World on Paper: The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Writing and Reading. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Ong, Walter. "Orality and Literacy: Writing Restructures Consciousnes." Book History Reader. Eds. David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery. New York: Routledge, 2002. 105-117.

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Censorship

Boyle, James. "The Second Enclosure Movement and the Construction of the Public Domain." Law & Contemporary Problems 66.33 (Spring 2003): 33-74.
Johns, Adrian. Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Loewenstein, Joseph. The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Milton, Areopagitica
Rose, Mark. Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.

History / Philosophy of Science

Barad, Karen. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.
Braidotti, Rosi. Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics. Malden: Polity, 2006.
Canguilhem, Georges. Knowledge of Life. Trans. by Stefanos Geroulanos and Daniela Ginsburg. Ed. by Paola Marrati and Todd Meyers. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008.
Daston, Lorraine and Katherine Park. Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750. New York: Zone Books, 1998.
Grosz, Elizabeth. The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution, and the Untimely. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.
Harkness, Deborah E. The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
Schaffer, Simon and Steven Shapin. Leviathan and the Air-pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.


Agamben, Giorgio. What is an Apparatus? and Other Essays. Ed. Werner Hamacher. Trans. by David Kishik and Stefan Pedatella. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009.
Althusser, Louis. "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses: Notes towards an Investigation." In Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays. Trans. by Ben Brewster. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001 [1969]. 85-126.
Arendt, Hannah. The Human Condition. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1958.
Bacon, Novum Organum
Badiou, Alain. Deleuze: The Clamor of Being. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.
Cavendish, Margaret. Observations upon Experimental Philosophy. Ed. by Eileen O'Neill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Deleuze, Gilles. The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque. Trans. by Tom Conley. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
Deleuze, Gilles. Logic of Sense. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1990.
Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1986.
Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1988.
Deleuze, Gilles and Michel Foucault. "Intellectuals and Power."
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Eminent Philosophers
Foucault, Michel. The Order of Things. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1994.
Glissant, Edouard. Poetics of Relation. Trans. by Betsy Wing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.
Heraclitus, Fragments
Hobbes, Leviathan
Hobbes, Dialogus physicus
Kierkegaard, Søren (Constantin Constantius). Repetition. Trans. by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983 [1843].
Leibniz, Monadologie
Lucretius, De rerum natura.

British Literature 1509-1688

Lock, Meditation of a Penitant Sinner (1560)
Spenser, Shepheards Calendar (1579)
Kyd, The Spanish Tragedie (~1582-1592)
Daniel, Delia with the Complaint of Rosamund (1592)
Lanyer, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611)
Cary, Tragedy of Miriam (1613)
Cavendish, The Contract
Panofsky, Richard J., ed. The Floures of Philosophie (1572) by Hugh Platt and A Sweet Nosgay (1573) and the Copy of a Letter (1567) by Isabella Whitney. Delmar, New York: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1982.


Homer, Iliad
Ovid, Metamorphoses
Virgil, Aeneid
Marvell, Mower Poems

Interesting / Collected

Alpers, Svetlana. The Art of Describing.
Blair, Ann. The Theater of Nature: Jean Bodin and Renaissance Science.
Boyle, James. Shaman, Software and Spleens.
Brooke, Collin Gifford. Lingua Fracta: Towards a Rhetoric of New Media. (Hampton Press, 2009)
Social Life of Documents.
Cohen, Adam Max. Technology and the Early Modern Self.
Davidson, Peter. The Universal Baroque. New York, NY: Manchester University Press, 2007.
Drucker, Johanna. The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art, 1909-1923.
Findlen, Paula. Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy.
Software Studies, edited by Matthew Fuller
Hannam, James. God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science.
Goldberg, Jonathan. The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and materiality in Renaissance Representations.
Friedberg, Anne. The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microscoft.
Jackson, Holbrook. The Anatomy of Bibliomania.
Jager, Eric. The Book of the Heart.
Jardine, Lisa. The Curious Life of Robert Hooke.
Lovink, Geert. Dark Fiber.
Merton, R. K. Science, Technology and Society in Seventeenth-Century England.
The Mindful Hand: Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation.
Osler, Margaret J. Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding from the Middle Ages to Early Modern Europe.
Phillippy, Patricia. Painting Women: Cosmetics, Canvases, and Early Modern Culture.
Pettegree, Andrew. The Book in the Renaissance.
Prefiguring Cyberculture.
Spufford, Margaret. Small Books and Pleasant Histories.
Stewart, Susan. On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993.
Stock, Brian. Listening for the Text: On the Uses of the Past.
Urban, Greg. Metaculture.
Wiener, Norbert. Cybernetics.

Courses / Working Groups

Programming for Humanitists workshop:



Cut/Copy/Paste: Remixing Words (Spring 2012)

Digital Narratives (Fall 2013)

Digital Editing and Curation (Spring 2016)


Descriptive Bibliography, RBS (July 2010)

Book History (Fall 2010)

Langland, Wyclif, and the Late Medieval Church (Fall 2010)

Speculative Aesthetics reading group (Fall 2010)

Epic and the Elegy: 18th-century Literature (Spring 2011)

FHI Graduate Digital Scholarship Initiative

Paleography (Fall 2012)

Introduction to Digital Sound Design (Coursera, February 2013)

Illustration Processes to 1900 (July 2013)

Metadata (Coursera, Fall 2013)

Gephi workshop (Duke, February 2014)




Material Cultures 2010

Drumbeat 2010

Computers and Writing 2011

SAA 2015

BABEL 2015

RSA 2016

DH 2016