Save 30% on new Palgrave Journal subscriptions! Shop the selection >>

The History of Reading, Volume 3

Methods, Strategies, Tactics

Editors: Crone, R., Towheed, S. (Eds.)

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-31673-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £63.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-24756-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £54.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-32013-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

We inhabit a textually super-saturated and increasingly literate world. This volume encourages readers to consider the diverse methodologies used by historians of reading globally, and indicates how future research might take up the challenge of recording and interpreting the practices of readers in an increasingly digitized society.

About the authors

HANNA ADONI Sammy Ofer School of Communications Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel DANIEL ALLINGTON Lecturer in English Language Studies and Applied Linguistics, Open University, UK STEPHEN COLCLOUGH Lecturer in the School of English, Bangor University, UK MATS DAHLSTROM Associate Professor, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Sweden SIMON ELIOT Professor of the History of the Book, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London KATE FLINT Professor of English and Art History, University of Southern California, USA SIMON R. FROST External Lecturer, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark ALAN GALEY Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada HILLEL NOSSEK Professor of Communication, School of Media Studies, College of Management Academic Studies, Israel SADIAH QUREISHI Research Fellow, Cambridge Victorian Studies Group, University of Cambridge, UK JONATHAN ROSE Kenan Professor of History, Drew University, USA BARBARA RYAN National University of Singapore JOAN SWANN Senior Lecturer, Centre for Language and Communication, Open University, UK VERNON TOTANES Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto, Canada.

Reviews

'A varied collection that contributes many interesting case studies to the rapidly growing field that is the history of reading.' - Leah Price, Professor of English, Harvard University, USA

'Steeped in the available documentary record, unremitting in its commitment to the book in hand rather than in theory, this anthology convenes a lively symposium on reader history that any historian of reading will be eager to attend. Questions of response are freshly anchored in instance rather than principle. Including fan mail at the return end of the writer-reader circuit, book clubs at the other, and traversing in between every credible register of targeted reception and uptake from marketing copy to library marginalia, from reported oral recitation to reading's pictorial rendering in private or social space the separate findings of this strenuously materialist approach, an approach able still to incorporate at times the energies of interpretation, are fresh, engaging, and, for all their spirited variety, impressively coherent in their methodological scope.' - Garrett Stewart, James O. Freedman Professor of Letters, University of Iowa, USA, author of Reading Voices, Dear Reader, The Look of Reading, and Bookwork


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-31673-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £63.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-24756-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £54.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-32013-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The History of Reading, Volume 3
Book Subtitle
Methods, Strategies, Tactics
Editors
  • R. Crone
  • S. Towheed
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-31673-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230316737
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24756-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32013-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 229
Topics