The History and Future of the Book

Selected readings on the history and "future" of the book

Allison Muri, University of Saskatchewan Department of English

General Book/Print Culture & History

Barker, Nicolas. A Potencie of Life: Books in Society: the Clark Lectures 1986-1987. 1993.

Brown, Cynthia. Poets, Patrons and Printers. 1995.

Carter, John, and Percy H. Muir. Printing and the Mind of Man: A Descriptive Catalogue Illustrating the Impact of Print on the Evolution of Western Civilization During Five Centuries. Cassell, 1967.

Cavallo, Guglielmo, and Roger Chartier, eds. A History of Reading in the West. 1999.

Chartier, Roger. The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, and Librarians in Europe Between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries. 1994.

Coser, Lewis A., Charles Kadushin, and Walter W. Powell. Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing. 1982.

Chappell, Warren. A Short History of the Printed Word. 1970. Republished with new text by Robert Bringhurst, 1999.

Crowley, David, and Paul Heyer. Communication in History. Longman, 1993.

Darnton, Robert. "What Is the History of Books?" In Books and Society. Ed. Kenneth E. Carpenter. 1983.

———. "First Steps Toward a History of Reading." In The Kiss of Lamourette: Reflections in Cultural History. 1990.

Eliot, Simon, and Jonathan Rose, eds. A Companion to the History of the Book. 2006.

Epstein, Jason. Book Business: Publishing: Past, Present, and Future. 2001.

Ezell, Margaret J.M. and Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, eds. Cultural Artifacts and the Production of Meaning: The Page, the Image, and the Body. 1994.

Fang, Irving. A History of Mass Communication: Six Information Revolutions. Focal Press, 1997.

Feather, John. A History of British Publishing. 1988.

Febvre, Lucien, and Henri-Jean Martin. The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450–1800. Verso, 1976.

Frasca-Spada, Marina, and Nick Jardine. Books and the Sciences in History. 2000.

Grafton, Anthony T. "The Importance of Being Printed." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 11.2 (Autumn 1980): 265-286.

Hall, David D. Cultures of Print: Essays in the History of the Book. 1996.

Hunter, Andrew ed. Thornton and Tully's Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors: A Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to the History of Science. 2000.

Innis, Harold. Empire and Communication. Oxford UP, 1950.

Iser, Wolfgang. The Act of Reading. 1978.

Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut. The Book in America: A History of the Making and Selling of Books in the United States. 1951.

Manguel, Alberto. A History of Reading. 1996.

Martin, Henry-Jean. The History and Power of Writing. 1994.

McKitterick, David. Print, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830. 2003.

McMurtrie, Douglas C. The Book: The Story of Printing and Bookmaking. 1937; rpt. 1989.

Myers, Robin, and Michael Harris, eds. A Millennium of the Book: Production, Design & Illustration in Manuscript & Print, 900–1900. 1994.

Olmert, Michael. The Smithsonian Book of Books. Wings Books, 1992.

Salwak, Dale, ed. A Passion for Books. 1999.

Schwartz, Hillel. The Culture of the Copy: Striking Likenesses, Unreasonable Facsimiles. 1996.

Schottenloher, Karl. Books and the Western World: A Cultural History. Trans. William D. Boyd and Irmgard H. Wolfe. 1989.

Steinberg, S.H. Five Hundred Years of Printing. 1974.

Steiner, George. Language and Silence: Essays on Language, Literature and the Inhuman. 1972.

Stoicheff, Peter, and Andrew Taylor, eds. The Future of the Page. 2004.

Tebbel, John. A History of Book Publishing in the United States, 4 vol. 1972–81.

Woodmansee, Martha. The Author, Art and the Market. 1994.

———, and Peter Jaszi, eds. The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature.

Woods, David. A History of Tactical Communications Techniques. 1965. Rpt. 1974.



Butler, Shane. The Hand of Cicero. 2002.

Casson, Lionel. Libraries in the Ancient World. 2001.

Havelock, Eric. The Literate Revolution in Greece and its Cultural Consequences. 1982.

Posner, Ernst. Archives in the Ancient World. 1972.

Reynolds, L. D., and N.G. Wilson. Scribes and Scholars: A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature. 1974.

Robb, Kevin. Literacy and Paideia in Ancient Greece. 1994.

Stock, Brian. Augustine the Reader: Meditation, Self-knowledge and the Ethics of Interpretation. 1996.

Schmandt-Besserat, Denise. How Writing Came About. 1992.



Manuscript Culture

Alexander, Jonathan J. G. Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work. 1992.

Beal, Peter. In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in 17th-century England. 1998.

Biller, Peter, and Anne Hudson eds. Heresy and Literacy 1000-1530. 1994.

Brown, Michelle P. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms. 1994.

Brownrigg, Linda L., ed., Medieval Book Production: Assessing the Evidence. Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford July 1988). 1990.

Carruthers, Mary. The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture. 1990.

Clanchy, M.T. From Memory to Written Record, England, 1066-1307. 1979. rpt. 1993.

Crick, Julia, and Alexandra Walsham, Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700. 2003.

Dagenais, John. The Ethics of Reading in Manuscript Culture. 1994.

De Hamel, Christopher. Medieval Craftsmen: Scribes and Illuminators. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 1992.

———. A History of Illuminated Manuscripts. 1986.

Donovan, Josephine. Women and the Rise of the Novel 1405-1726. 1999.

Dutschke, C.W. "Apologetics in apogee: Digressions on the history of the book and book production in the Middle-Ages." Speculum 7.2 (2003): 581.

Gamble, Harry Y. Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts. 1995.

Hellinga, Lotte, and J. B. Trapp, eds. The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume 3, 1400–1557. 1999.

Illich, Ivan. In the Vineyard of the Text. 1994.

Lerer, Seth. Literacy and Power in Anglo-Saxon Literature. 1991.

McKitterick, Rosamund. Books, Scribes and Learning in the Frankish Kingdoms, 6th-9th Centuries. 1994.

———. The Uses of Literacy in Early Medieval Europe. 1990.

———. The Carolingians and the Written Word. 1989.

Olson, Glending. Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages. 1982

Putnam, George Haven. Books And Their Makers During The Middle Ages: A Study Of The Conditions Of The Production And Distribution from the Fall of the Middle Ages to the Close of the Seventeenth Century. 1896.

Parkes, M. B. Scribes, Scripts and Readers.

———. Pause and Effect: Punctuation in the West. 1993.

———, and Andrew G. Watson, eds. Medieval Scribes, Manuscripts & Libraries. 1978.

Saenger, Paul. Space between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading. 2000.

———. "Silent Reading: Its Impact on Late Medieval Script and Society." Viator 13 (1982): 367-414.

Shailor, Barbara A., et al. Adventure and Art: The First One Hundred Years of Printing: An Exhibition of Books, Woodcuts, and Illustrated Leaves Printed Between 1455 and 1555 Curated by Barbara A. Shailor, Leonard Hansen, and Michael Joseph. Ed. Paul Needham and Michael Joseph. 1999.

———. The Medieval Book. 1991.


"Early Modern" Print Culture

Amory, Hugh, and David Hall, eds. A History of the Book in America. vol. 1. The Colonial Book in the Atlantic world. 2000.

Andersen, Jennifer, and Elizabeth Sauer. Books and Readers in Early Modern England: Material Studies. 2002.

"The Artist as Hero in the Eighteenth Century." Yearbook of English Studies 12 (1982): 91-108.

Bailyn, Bernard, and John B. Hench, eds. The Press and the American Revolution. 1981.

Barber, Giles. Studies in the Booktrade of the European Enlightenment. 1994.

Barnard, John, D. F. McKenzie, and Maureen Bell, eds. The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume 4, 1557–1695. 2002.

Belanger, Terry. "Publishers and Writers in Eighteenth-Century England." In Books and their Readers in Eighteenth-Century England. Ed. Isabel Rivers. 1982.

Benedict, Barbara. Making the Modern Reader: Cultural Mediation in Early Modern Literary Anthologies. Princeton UP, 1996.

Berry, Helen. Gender, Society, and Print Culture in Late-Stuart England. 2003.

Bond, Donovan, ed. Newsletters to Newspapers: Eighteenth-Century Journalism. 1977.

Bonnell, Thomas. "Bookselling and Canon-Making: The Trade Rivalry over the English Poets, 1776-1783," Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 19 (1989): 53-69.

Botein, Stephen. "'Meer Mechanics' and an Open Press: The Business and Political Strategies of Colonial American Printers." Perspectives in American History 9 (1975): 130-211.

Brooks, Douglas, ed. Printing and Parenting in Early Modern England. 2004.

Broomhall, Susan. Women and the Book Trade in Sixteenth-Century France. 2002.

Brown, Richard D. Knowledge is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America 1700-1865. 1989.

Chapman, R.W. "Authors and booksellers." In Johnson's England. Ed. A.S. Turberville. Vol. 2: 310-330. 1933.

Chartier, Roger. The Culture of Print: Power and Uses of Print in Early Modern Europe. 1989.

———. The Cultural Uses of Print in Early Modern France. 1987.

Collins, A.S. Authorship in the Days of Johnson: A Study of the Relation Between Author, Patron, Publisher and Public, 1726-1780. 1929.

Cressy, David. Literacy and the Social Order: Reading and Writing in Tudor and Stuart England. 1980.

Crick, Julia, and Alexandra Walsham, Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700. 2003.

Davidson, Cathy N., ed. Reading in America: Literature and Social History. 1989.

———. Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America. 1986.

Darnton, Robert. The Forbidden Best-sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France. 1995.

———. The Literary Underground of the Old Regime. 1982. (This text is available online through the U of S library by the American Council of Learned Societies History E-book Project).

———. "Reading, Writing, and Publishing in Eighteenth-Century France: A Case Study in the Sociology of Literature." Daedalus 100 (Winter 1971): 214-56.

———, and Daniel Roche, eds. Revolution in Print: The Press in France, 1775-1800. 1989.

———. The Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the Encyclopédie, 1775-1800. 1979. (This text is available online through the U of S library by the American Council of Learned Societies History E-book Project).

DeMaria, Robert. "Samuel Johnson and the Reading Revolution." Eighteenth-Century Life 16 (1992).

Donovan, Josephine. Women and the Rise of the Novel 1405-1726. 1999.

Doody, Margaret. The True Story of the Novel. 1996.

Dowling, W.C. "The Commonwealth of Letters." In The Epistolary Moment: The Poetics of the Eighteenth-Century Verse Epistle. 1991.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth. Print Culture and Enlightenment Thought. 1986.

———. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge UP, 1983.

———. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge UP, 1979.

Feather, John. "The expanding trade." In A History of British Publishing. 1988.

———. The Provincial Book Trade in Eighteenth-Century England. 1985.

Gilmont, J-François. The Reformation and the Book. 1998.

Goldsmith, Elizabeth C., and Dena Goodman. Going Public: Women and Publishing in Early Modern France. 1995.

Green, Ian. Print and Protestantism in Early Modern England. 2000.

———. The Christian's ABC Catechisms and Catechizing in England 1530-1740. 1996.

Habermas, Jurgen. The Transformation of the Public Sphere.

Hesse, Carla. Publishing and Cultural Politics in Revolutionary Paris, 1789–1810. 1991

Hindman, Sandra, ed. Printing the Written Word: The Social History of Books 1450-1520. 1991.

———, and James Douglas Farquhar. Pen to Press: Illustrated Manuscripts and Printed Books in the First Century of Printing. 1977.

Hirsch, Rudolf. Printing, Selling and Reading 1450-1550. (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1974)

Hunt, A., G. Mandelbrote, and A. Shell, eds. The Book Trade and its Customers, 1450-1900: Historical Essays for Robin Myers. 1997.

Hunter, Paul. Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of 18th-Century English Fiction. 1990.

Jagodzinski, Cecile M. Privacy and Print: Reading and Writing in 17th-Century England. 1999.

Johns, Adrian. The Nature of the Book. 1998.

Kastan, David Scott. Shakespeare and the Book. 2001.

Kernan, Alvin. Samuel Johnson and the Impact of Print. 1989.

Keymer, Thomas. Sterne, The Moderns, and the Novel. 2002.

Kramnick, John. Making the English Canon: Print Capitalism and the Cultural Past, 1700-1770. 1998.

Langford, Paul. "Books and the Bourgeoisie." In A Polite and Commercial People. 1989.

Loades, David. Politics, Censorship and the English Reformation. 1991.

McClaman, Iain. Radical Underworld: Prophets, Revolutionaries and Pornographers in London 1795-1840. 1988.

McDowell, Paula. The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730. 1998.

McKeon, Michael. The Origins of the English Novel 1600-1740. 1987.

Love, Harold. The Culture and Commerce of Texts. 1993.

———. Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England. 1993.

Lowry, Martin. The World of Aldus Manutius. 1979.

Martin, Henri-Jean. Print, Power and People in 17th-Century France. Tr. David Gerard. 1993.

Murphy, Andrew. Shakespeare in Print: A History and Chronology of Shakespeare Publishing. 2003.

Olton, Charles. Artisans for Independence: Philadelphia Mechanics and the American Revolution. 1975.

Parker, Deborah. "Women in the Book Trade in Italy, 1475-1620." Renaissance Quarterly (1996): 509ff.

Parker, George L. The Beginnings of the Book Trade in Canada. 1985.

"Patronage and the Poet-Hero." Huntington Library Quarterly 48 (1985): 363-79.

Raven, James. London Booksellers and American Customers: Transatlantic Literary community and the Charleston Library Society 1748-1811. 2001.

Raymond, Joad. Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain.

Rivers, Isabel, ed. Books and Their Readers in Eighteenth-Century England. 1982.

Rose, Mark. Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright. 1993.

Saenger, Paul, and Kimberly Van Kampen, eds. The Bible as Book: The First Printed Editions. 1999.

Sharpe, Kevin, and Stephen Zwicker. Reading, Society, and Politics in Early Modern England. 2003.

Silver, Rollo. "The Book Trade and the Protective Tariff: 1800-1804." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 46 (1952): 33-44.

Smith, Nigel. Literature and Revolution in England, 1640-60. 1994.

Spufford, Margaret. Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and Its Readership in 17th-Century England. 1981.

St. Clair, William. The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period. 2004.

Tinnon Taylor, John. Early Opposition to the English Novel: The Popular Reaction from 1760 to 1830. 1943.

Warkentin, Germaine. "In Search of 'The Word of the Other': Aboriginal Sign Systems and the History of the Book in Canada." Book History 2.1 (1999): 1-27. (you need a U of S library card to access this resource)

Watt, Ian. The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding. 1957; rpt. 1967.

Watt, Teresa. Cheap Print and Popular Piety 1550-1640. 1991.

Woodmansee, Martha. "The Genius and the Copyright: Economic and Legal Conditions of the Emergence of the 'Author.'" Eighteenth-Century Studies 17 (Summer 1984): 433-.

Zionkowski, Linda. "Territorial Disputes in the Republic of Letters: Canon Formation and the Literary Profession."The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 31.1 (Spring 1990): 3–22.


"Modern" Print Culture

Altick, Richard. The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900. 1957; reprinted 1998.

Brown, Richard D. Knowledge is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America 1700-1865. 1989.

Erickson, Lee. The Economy of Literary Form: English Literature and the Industrialization of Publishing 1800-50 (1996).

Ezell, Margaret J.M., ed. Social Authorship and the Advent of Print. 1999.

Feltes, Norman N. Literary Capital and the Late Victorian Novel. 1993.

———. Modes of Production of Victorian Novels. 1986.

Gee, Malcolm, and Tim Kirk. Printed Matters: Printing, Publishing and Urban Culture in Europe in the Modern Period. 2002.

Griest, Guinevere L. Mudie's Circulating Library & the Victorian Novel. 1970.

James, Louis. Fiction for the Working Man. 1963.

Joyce, Donald Franklin. Gatekeepers of Black Culture: Black-Owned Book Publishing in the United States, 1817-1981. 1983.

Heyck, T.W. The Transformation of Intellectual Life in Victorian England. 1982.

Howsam, Leslie. Cheap Bibles: Ninetheenth-Century Publishing and the British and Foreign Bible Society. 1992.

Jordan, John O., and Robert L. Patten, eds. Literature in the Marketplace: 19th-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices.

McLuhan, Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man. Routledge, 1962.

Reed, David. The Popular Magazine in Britain and the United States 1880-1960. 1997.

Rota, Anthony. Apart from the Text. 1998.

Selig, Robert. "'The Valley of the Shadow of Books': Alienation in Gissing's New Grub Street." Nineteenth-Century Fiction 25 (1970): 188-98.

Seville, Catherine. Literary Copyright Reform in Early Victorian England. 1999.

St. Clair, William. The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period. 2004.

Sutherland, J. A. Victorian Novelists and Publishers. 1976.


Literature for the Masses and "Popular" Culture

Bennett, Tony, ed. Popular Fiction: Technology, Ideology, Production, Reading. 1990.

Bloom, Clive. Cult Fiction: Popular Reading and Pulp Theory. 1996.

Crider, Allen Billy, ed. Mass Market Publishing in America. 1982.

Davis, Kenneth C. Two-Bit Culture: The Paperbacking of America. 1984.

Denning, Michael. Mechanic Accents: Dime Novels and Working Class Culture in America London. 1987.

Leavis, Q.D. Fiction and the Reading Public. 1932.

Lee, Charles. The Hidden Public: The Story of the Book-of-the-Month Club. 1958.

Levine, Lawrence W. Highbrow/ Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America. 1988.

Lyles, William H. Putting Dell on the Map: A History of the Dell Paperbacks. 1983.

McCracken, Scott. Pulp: Reading Popular Fiction. 1998.

Miller, Laura J. "The Best-Seller List as Marketing Tool and Historical Fiction." Book History 3 (2000): 286-304. (you need a U of S library card to access this resource)

Petersen, Clarence. The Bantam Story: Thirty Years of Paperback Publishing. 1975.

Rubin, Joan Shelley. The Making of Middle Brow Culture. 1992.

Schick, Frank. The Paperbound Book in America: The History of Paperbacks and their European Background. 1958.

Smith, Erin A. Hard-Boiled: Working-Class Readers and Pulp Magazines. 2000.

Turnball, Sue. "'Nice Dress, Take it Off.': Crime, Romance and the Pleasure of the Text," International Journal of Cultural Studies 5.1 (2002): 67–82.


Postmodern Anxieties

Adorno, Theodor, and Max Horkheimer. "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception." In Dialectic of Enlightenment. Trans. John Cumming. 1972.

Barthes, Roland. "The Death of the Author." In Image, Music, Text. 1977.

Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." In Illuminations. 1969.

Birkerts, Sven, ed. Tolstoy’s Dictaphone: Technology and the Muse. 1996.

———. The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate Of Reading In An Electronic Age. 1994.

Chomsky, Noam. Manufacturing Consent: the Political Economy of the Mass Media. 2002.

Fish, Stanley. Is There a Text in This Class? (1980)

Foucault, Michel. "What is an Author?" In Josué V. Harari, ed. Textual Strategies: Perspectives in Post-structuralist Criticism. 1979.

Kernan, Alvin. The Death of Literature. 1990.

Postman, Neil. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. 1992.

———. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. 1985.

Woodward, Kathleen, ed. The Myths of Information: Technology and Post-Industrial Culture. 1980.


New Media Culture

Bloch, R. Howard, and Carla Hesse eds. Future Libraries. 1993.

Bolter, J. David, Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing. 1991.

———, and Richard Grusin. Remediation: Understanding New Media. 1999. (you need a U of S library card to access this resource)

Castells, Manuel. The Rise of the Network Society: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. 2004.

Cope, Bill, and Angus Phillips, eds. The Future of the Book in the Digital Age. 2006.

Cole, John Y., ed. Books in our Future: Perspectives and Proposals. 1987.

Deibert, Ronald. J. Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia: Communication in World Order Transformation. 1997.

Esposito, Joseph J. "The Processed Book." First Monday 8.3 (March 2003).

Feather, John. The Information Society: A Study of Continuity and Change. 1994.

Goldberg, David, and Thomas Kjellberg."Are Electronic Books 'Books'?"
Publishing Research Quarterly 19.3 (2003), 13-20.

Grusin, Richard. "What is an Electronic Author? Theory and the Technological Fallacy." Configurations (1994).

Gunkel, David J. and Ann Hetzel Gunkel. "Virtual Geographies: The New Worlds of Cyberspace." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 14.2 (1997): 123-37.

Haas, Christina. Writing Technology: Studies on the Materiality of Literacy. 1996.

Hayles, N. Katherine. "Print Is Flat, Code Is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis." Poetics Today 25.1 (2004): 67-90.

Haywood, Trevor. Info-rich/Info-poor: Access and Exchange in the Global Information Society. 1995.

Hills Philip, ed. The Future of the Printed Word: The Impact and the Implications of the New Communications Technology. 1980.

Jackson, Michael H. "Assessing the Structure of Communication on the World Wide Web." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 3.1 (June 1997).

Johnson, Steven. Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate. 1997.

Jonscher, C. The Evolution of Wired Life: From the Alphabet to the Soul-Catcher Chip—How Information Technologies Change Our World. 1999.

Joyce, Michael. Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics. 1995.

Kendrick, Michelle. "Interactive Technology and the Remediation of the Subject of Writing." Configurations 9.2 (2001): 231-251. (you need a U of S library card to access this resource)

Kirschenbaum, Matthew. "Lucid Mapping: Information Landscaping and Three-Dimensional Writing Spaces." Leonardo 32.4 (1999): 261-8.

Lanham, Richard A. The Electronic World: Democracy, Technology and the Arts. 1993.

Levy, David M. Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age.

Look, Hugh Evison, ed. Electronic Publishing: A Snapshot of the Early 1980s. 1983.

Landow, George. Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology. 1992.

Lynch, Clifford. "Digital Collections, Digital Libraries, and the Digitization of Cultural Heritage Information." First Monday 7.5 (May 2002).

———. "The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World." First Monday 6.6 (June 2001).

Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media. 2001.

McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. 1964.

Murray, Janet H. Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace. 1997.

Nunberg, Geoffrey. "The Places of Books in the Age of Electronic Reproduction." Representations 42 (Spring 1993):13–37.

Nunberg, Geoffrey, ed. The Future of the Book. 1996.

Online "the magazine of online information systems"

Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim. "The Work of the Encyclopedia in the Age of Electronic Reproduction." First Monday 3.9 (1998).

Porush, David. "Transcendence at the Interface: The Architecture of Cyborg Utopia, or Cyberspace Utopoids as Posmodern Cargo Cult." In R. B. Miller and M.T. Wolf, eds. Thinking Robots, an Aware Internet, and Cyberpunk Librarieans: The 1992 Lita President's Program. 1992.

Poster, Mark. The Mode of Information: Poststructuralism and Context. 1990.

———. The Second Media Age. 1995.

Queen’s Quarterly 101.4 Special Issue: The End of the Book? (Winter 1994).

Representations 42, Special Issue: Future Libraries (Spring 1993). (you need a U of S library card to access this resource)

Ryan, Marie-Laure. Narrative as Virtual Reality: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media. 2001.

Schreibman, Susan, Raymond George Siemens, and John Unsworth, eds. A Companion to Digital Humanities. 2004.

Shields, Rob. "Hypertext Links: The Ethic of the Index and Its Space-Time Effects." In Andrew Herman & Thomas Swiss, eds. The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory. 2000.

Seybold, John W. The World of Digital Typesetting. 1984.

Snyder, Ilana. Hypertext: The Electronic Labyrinth. 1996.

Stevenson, Nick. Understanding Media Cultures. Sage, 1995.

Sunstein, Cass. 2001.

Turkle, Sherry. Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet. 1996.

———. The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit. 1984.

Whitehouse, George E. Understanding the New Technologies of the Mass Media. 1986.

Winston, Brian. Media Technology and Society : A History : From the Telegraph to the Internet. 1998. (available as an eBook in the U of S Library's NetLibrary holdings)


Copyright, Distribution, and "Freedom of Information"

Acker, Kathy. "Writing, Identity, and Copyright in the Net Age."
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 28.1 (1995), 93-8.

Armstrong, Elizabeth. Before Copyright: The French Book-Privilege System 1486-1526. 1990.

Bowrey, Kathy, and Matthew Rimmer. "Rip, Mix, Burn: The Politics of Peer to Peer and Copyright Law." First Monday 7.8 (August 2002).

Baker, Kevin. "Copy Wrong: Internet Piracy and Dickens and Melville." American Heritage 55.3 (2004), 26-7.

Bisla, Sundeep. "Copy-book Morals: The Woman in White and Publishing History." Dickens Studies Annual 28 (1999), 103-49.

Bonham-Carter, Victor. Authors by Profession: How Authors and Dramatists have Practiced Their Profession, Their Contractual and Personal Relations with Patrons, Publishers and Promoters, Their Situation Under the Law of Copyright, Their Standing with the Public, their Part in the Trade of Books and Periodicals and Presentation of Stage Plays, Their Professional Organisations. W. Kaufmann, 1978.

Buinicki, Martin T. "Staking a Claim: Samuel L. Clemens' Pragmatic Views on Copyright Law." American Literary Realism 37.1 (2004), 59-82.

Chandler, David."Dickens on Wordsworth: Nicholas Nickleby and the Copyright Question." English Language Notes 41.1 (2003), 62-9.

Clarke, Roger. "Freedom of Information? The Internet as the Harbinger of the New Dark Ages." First Monday 4.11 (1999).

Coombe, Rosemary J. The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation, and the Law. Duke UP, 1998.

Crites, Sonia. "Twain's Battle with Copyright." Twainian 53.4 (1997), 1-3.

Decker, David. "Charles Dickens's Fight with Copyright in the United States: the First Foray." Tamkang Review 25.3/4 (1995), 341-59.

Doctorow, Cory. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. Tor Books, 2005. Free download. RSS feed.

Ewing, John. "Copyright and Authors." First Monday 8.10 (October 2003).

Feather, John. Publishing, Piracy and Politics: An Historical Study of Copyright in Britain. 1994.

———. "Publishers and Politicians: The Remaking of the Law of Copyright in Britain, 1775-1842: 1, Legal Deposit and the Battle of Library Tax." Publishing History: The Social, Economic and Literary History of Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing 24 (1988), 49-76.

———. "Publishers and Politicians: The Remaking of the Law of Copyright in Britain, 1775-1842: 2, The Right of Authors."
Publishing History: The Social, Economic and Literary History of Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing 25 (1988), 45-72.

———. "The Book Trade in Politics: The Making of the Copyright Act 1710." Publishing History: The Social, Economic and Literary History of Book, Newspaper and Magazine Publishing 8 (1980), 19-44.

Geist, Michael, ed. In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law. 2005. (n.b. This important book on Bill C-60 is published by Irwin Law and is available in soft-cover-codex-book form for $50, or for free digital-book download under a Creative Commons copyright license. Royalties will be donated to Creative Commons).

Givler, Peter."What Good is Copyright?" Journal of Scholarly Publishing 34.3 (2003), 140-5.

Horan, Elizabeth. "To Market: the Dickinson Copyright Wars." Emily Dickinson Journal 5.1 (1996), 88-120.

Logie, John. "A Copyright Cold War? The Polarized Rhetoric of Peer-to-Peer Debates." First Monday 8.7 (July 2003).

Loewenslein, Joseph. The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright. 2002.

———. Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship. 2002

Mackinnon, Frank. "Notes on the History of English Copyright." Appendix II in The Oxford Companion to English Literature 5th edition, ed. Margaret Drabble. 1985, 1113-1125.

Matchett, William H. "Dickinson Sold Short." Literary Imagination 6.1 (2004), 25-38.

Maxwell, Terrence A. "Is Copyright Necessary?" First Monday 9.9 (2004).

Murray, Laura J. "Protecting Ourselves to Death: Canada, Copyright, and the Internet." First Monday 9.10 (2004).

———. "Escaping from the Pirates: History, Literary Criticism, and American Copyright." American Literary History 16.4 (2004), 719-27.

Nayyer, Kim. "Globalization of Information: Intellectual Property Law Implications." First Monday 9.10 (2002).

Randall, Marilyn. Pragmatic Plagiarism: Authorship, Profit and Power.
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Rose, Mark. Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright. 1993.

Saint-Amour, Paul K. The Copywrights: Intellectual property and the Literary Imagination. Cornell UP, 2003.

Scott, Brendan. "Copyright in a Frictionless World: Toward a Rhetoric of Responsibility." First Monday 6.9 (2001).

Seville, Catherine. "Peter Pan's Rights: to Protect or Petrify?" Cambridge Quarterly 33.2 (2004), 119-54.

Spoo, Robert. "Copyright and the Ends of Ownership: The Case for a Public-Domain Ulysses in America." Joyce Studies Annual 10 (1999), 5-62.

Swartz, Richard G. "Wordsworth, Copyright, and the Commodities of Genius." Modern Philology 89.4 (1992), 482-509.

Tetzlaff, David. "Yo-Ho-Ho and a Server of Warez: Internet Software Piracy and the New Global Information Economy." In Andrew Herman & Thomas Swiss, eds. The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory. 2000. 99-12.

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Tobin, Mary Ann. "Dickens, Poe and the International Copyright Battle."
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Vaidhyanathan, Siva. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity. 2001.

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Darnton, Robert. Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France. 1996.

Godman, Peter. The Silent Masters: Censors in the High Middle Ages. 2000.


New Technologies & Education

Brabazon, Tara. Digital Hemlock: Internet Education and the Poisoning of Teaching. 2002. (available as an eBook in the U of S Library's NetLibrary holdings)

Bromley, Hank. Education, Technology, Power: Educational Computing As a Social Practice. 1998. (available as an eBook in the U of S Library's NetLibrary holdings)

Cole, Robert A. Issues in Web-based Pedagogy: A Critical Primer
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Cuban, Larry. Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom. 2001.

Downes, Stephen. "GPL for Educational Material."

Fasting, Rolf, and Solveig-Alma Halaas Lyster. "The Effects of Computer Technology in Assisting the Development of Literacy in Young Struggling Readers and Spellers." European Journal of Special Needs Education 20.1 (2005): 21-40.

Frith, Vera, Jacob Jaftha, and Robert Prince. "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Interactive Computer Tutorials for an Undergraduate Mathematical Literacy Course." British Journal of Educational Technology 35.2 (2004): 159-171.

Gamble, Nikki, and Nick Easingwood. ICT and Literacy: Information and Communications Technology, Media, Reading and Writing. 2000.

Goldstein, Jeffrey H., David Buckingham, and Gilles Brougère. Toys, Games, and Media. 2004.

Gordon, David T. The Digital Classroom: How Technology is Changing the Way we Teach and Learn. 2000.

Hamza, Mohammad Khalid and Bassem Alhabi. "Technology and Education: Between Chaos and Order." First Monday 4.3 (1999).

Hobart, Michael E., and Zachary S. Schiffman. Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution. 1998.

Monroe, Barbara Jean. Crossing the Digital Divide: Race, Writing, and Technology in the Classroom. 2004.

Noble, David F. "Digital Diploma Mills: The Automation of Higher Education." First Monday 3.1 (1998).

Reinking, David. Handbook of Literacy and Techology: Transformations in a Post-typographic World. 1998. (available as an eBook in the U of S Library's NetLibrary holdings)

Selfe, Cynthia L., and Susan Hilligoss. Literacy and Computers: The Complications of Teaching and Learning with Technology. 1994.

Stoll, Clifford. High Tech Heretic: Why Computers Don't Belong in the Classroom and Other Reflections by a Computer Contrarian. 1999.


Literacy and the Technologies of Reading & Writing

Bernardo, Allan B.I. Literacy and the Mind: The Contexts and Cognitive Consequences of Literacy Practice. 1998.

Brockmeier, Jens, Min Wang and David R. Olson, eds. Literacy, Narrative and Culture. 2002.

Finnegan, Ruth. Literacy and Orality: Studies in the Technology of Communication. 1988.

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Graff, Harvey J. The Legacies of Literacy: Continuities and Contradictions in Western Culture and Society. 1987.

Goody, Jack. The Interface between the Written and the Oral. 1987.

———. The Log

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Haas, Christina. Writing Technology: Studies on the Materiality of Literacy. 1996.

Halio, M. "Student Writing: Can the Machine Maim the Message?" Academic Computing (January 1990): 16-19, 45.

Havelock, Eric A. Origins of Western Literacy. 1976.

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———. The Literate Revolution in Greece and its Cultural Consequences. 1982.

Kaplan, Nancy. "Literacy Beyond Books: Reading When All the World's a Web." In Andrew Herman & Thomas Swiss, eds. The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory. 2000. 207-234.

———."E-Literacies: Politexts, Hypertexts, and Other Cultural Formations in the Late Age of Print." Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine 2.3 (March 1995): 3-.

Lazere, Donald. "Literacy and Mass Media: The Political Implications." In Reading in America: Literature and Social History. Ed. Cathy N. Davidson. 1989. 285-303.

McHoul, Alec, and Phil Roe. "Hypertext and Reading Cognition." Paper presented at Virtual Informational Digital Workshop, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, October 10, 1996.

Olson, David R., and Nancy Torrance, eds. Literacy and Orality. 1991.

———. The Making of Literate Societies. 2001.

Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. 1982.

Robb, Kevin. Literacy and Paideia in Ancient Greece. 1994.

Selfe, Cynthia L. Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: The Importance of Paying Attention. 1999.

Tannen, Deborah. Spoken and Written Language: Exploring Orality and Literacy. 1982.

Vincent, David. Literacy and Popular Culture: England, 1750-1914. 1989.

 Welch, Kathleen E. Electric Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, Oralism, and a New Literacy. 1999.