TMS - Bibliography

History of the Book (Manuscript and Print)

  • Richard Brodhead, Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-century America (Chicago, 1993)
  • Roger Chartier, Forms and Meanings: Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer
  • Roger Chartier, The Order of Books (Stanford, 1994)
  • Robert Darnton, “What is the History of Books?” Daedalus 111.3 (1982): 65-83
  • Cathy N. Davidson, Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America (New York, 1986)
  • Johanna Drucker, The Century of Artists’ Books (New York, 1995)
  • Elizabeth Eisenstein, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe (one-volume edition of the original two-volume The Printing Press as an Agent of Change ) (Cambridge, 1983)
  • Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing 1450-1800 (London, 1976)
  • Sandra M. Gustafson and Caroline F. Sloat, eds. Cultural Narratives:  Textuality and Performance in American Culture before 1900.  (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010)
  • David D. Hall, Cultures of Print: Essays in the History of the Book (Amherst, 1996)
  • Alvin Kernan, Printing Technology, Letters, and Samuel Johnson (Princeton, 1987)
  • Harold Love, Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford and New York, 1993)
  • Arthur F. Marotti and Michael D. Bristol, eds., Print, Manuscript, and Performance: The Changing Relations of the Media in Early Modern England (Columbus, 2000)
  • D.F. McKenzie, Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts (London, 1986)
  • Julie Stone Peters, Theatre of the Book, 1480-1880: Print, Text and Performance in Europe (New York, 2000)
  • Jerome Rothenberg and Steven Clay, A Book of the Book: Some Works and Projections about the Book and Writing (New York, 2000)
  • J.W. Saunders, "The Stigma of Print: A Note on the Social Bases of Tudor Poetry." Essays in Criticism 1 (1951): 139-64.
  • Peter Stoicheff and Andrew Taylor, eds., The Future of the Page (Toronto, 2004)
  • Michael Warner, Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America (Cambridge, MA, 1990)

 

New Media/Technology

  • Espen Aarseth, Cybertext. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997)
  • Régis DeBray, Manifestes médiologiques (Gallimard, 1994)
  • Matthew Fuller, Media Ecologies. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005)
  • Alex Galloway and Eugene Thacker, The Exploit: A Theory of Networks. (Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press, 2007)
  • Lisa Gitelman and Geoffrey B. Pingree, eds., New Media 1740-1915 (Cambridge, MA, 2003)
  • Mark B N Hansen, New Philosophy for New Media. (London and Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004)
  • N. Katherine Hayles, Writing Machines (MIT, 2002)
  • Friedrich A. Kittler, Discourse Networks 1800/1900 (Stanford, 1990)
  • Friedrich A. Kittler, Gramophone, Film, Typewriter (Stanford, 1999)
  • Alan Liu, The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (Chicago, 2004)
  • Caroline Marvin, When Old Technologies were New: Thinking about Electronic Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century (New York, 1988)
  • Jerome McGann, Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web (New York, 2001)
  • Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (Toronto, 1962)
  • Raimonda Modiano, et. al, eds., Voice, Text, Hypertext: Emerging Practices in Textual Studies (Seattle, 2004)
  • Nick Montfort and Noah Wardrip-Fruin, eds. The New Media Reader. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002)
  • James O’Donnell, Avatars of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace (Cambridge, MA, 1998)
  • Stephen Shaviro, Connected, or What It Means to Live in a Network Society. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003)
  • David Thorburn and Henry Jenkins, ed., Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition (Cambridge, MA, 2003)
  • David Thorbury and Henry Jenkins, eds.  Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition. (Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, 2004)
  • Victoria Vesna, ed., Database Aesthetics. (Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press, 2007)

 

Performance Theory

  • J.L. Austin, How to Do Things with Words (Cambridge, MA, 1975)
  • M.M. Bakhtin, “Discourse in the Novel” and other essays in The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays (Austin, 1981)
  • Richard Bauman, Verbal Art as Performance (Illinois, 1984)
  • Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture (London and New York, 1994)
  • Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (New York, 1990)
  • Ruth Finnegan, Oral Poetry: Its Nature, Significance, and Social Context (Cambridge, 1977)
  • Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (New York, 1973)
  • Richard Schechter, Performance Theory (New York, 1988)

 

History of Performance

  • Daniel Belgrad, The Culture of Spontaneity: Improvisation and the Arts in Postwar America (Chicago, 1998)
  • James E.B. Breslin, From Modern to Contemporary: American Poetry, 1945-1965 (Chicago, 1984)
  • Jay Fliegelman, Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language, and the Culture of Performance (Stanford, 1993)
  • Marjorie Perloff, The Futurist Moment: Avant garde, avant guerre, and the Language of Rupture (Chicago, 1986)
  • Marjorie Perloff, Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (Chicago, 1991)
  • Joseph Roach, Cities of the Dead: Circum-Atlantic Performance (New York, 1996)
  • Henry Sayre, The Object of Performance: The American avant-garde since 1970 (Chicago, 1989)
  • David S. Shields, Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America (Chapel Hill, 1997)

 

Orality and Literacy

  • David Antin, Talking at the Boundaries (New York, 1976)
  • Charles Bernstein, ed., Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word (New York, 1998)
  • Jacques Derrida, Grammatology (Paris, 1967)
  • Jacques Derrida, Writing and Difference (Chicago, 1978)
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism (New York, 1988)
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr., ed., “Race,” Writing, and Difference (Chicago, 1986)
  • Jack Goody and Ian Watt, “The Consequences of Literacy” in Goody, ed., Literacy in Traditional Societies (Cambridge, 1968), 27-84
  • Paul Lauter, "The Literatures of America A Comparative Discipline" in Ruoff and Ward, eds., Redefining American Literary History (New York, 1990), 9-34
  • Adelaide Morris, ed., Sound States: Innovative Poetic and Acoustical Technologies (Chapel Hill and London, 1997)
  • David Murray, Forked Tongues: Speech, Writing, and Representation in North American Indian Texts (Bloomington, Ind., 1991)
  • Walter Ong, Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word (London, 1982)
  • Alessandro Portelli, The Text and the Voice Writing, Speaking, and Democracy in American Literature (New York, 1994)
  • Garrett Stewart, Reading Voices: Literature and the Phonotext (Berkeley, 1990)
  • Brian V. Street, Literacy in Theory and Practice (Cambridge, 1984)

 

Reading

  • Richard D. Altick, The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900. 2nd ed. (Columbus, OH, 1998)
  • Jonathan Boyarin, The Ethnography of Reading (Berkeley, CA, 1993)
  • Roger Chartier, "Frenchness in the History of the Book: From the History of Publishing to the History of Reading." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 97 (1987), 299-329.
  • Michel De Certeau, "Reading as Poaching." Trans. Steven Rendall. The Practice of Everyday Life (Berkeley, CA, 1984), 165-76
  • Stanley Fish, Is there a Text in this Class?: The Authority of Interpretive Communities (Cambridge, MA, 1980)
  • Stanley Fish, Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost (Cambridge, MA, 1998)
  • Anthony Grafton and Lisa Jardine. "'Studied for Action': How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy." Past and Present 129 (1990), 30-78
  • Wolfgang Iser, The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response (Baltimore, 1980)
  • Wolfgang Iser, The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary Anthropology (Baltimore, 1993)
  • Wolfgang Iser, The Implied Reader: Patterns of Communication in Prose from Bunyan to Beckett (Baltimore, 1974)
  • Wolfgang Iser, The Range of Interpretation (New York, 2000)
  • Janice Radway, Reading the Romance (Chapel Hill, 1984)
  • James Raven, Helen Small, and Naomi Tadmor, eds. The Practice and Representation of Reading in England (Cambridge, 1996)
  • Jonathan Rose, "Rereading the English Common Reader: A Preface to a History of Audiences." Journal of the History of Ideas 53 (1992), 47-70
  • Paul Saenger, "Silent Reading: Its Impact on Late Medieval Script and Society." Viator 13 (1982), 367-414