Collection: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing 2022

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A Theory of Assembly: From Museums to Memes A Theory of Assembly From Museums to Memes Kyle Parry 2022 Fall
A vital reckoning with how we understand the basic categories of cultural expression in the digital era
Take My Word for It: A Dictionary of English Idioms Take My Word for It A Dictionary of English Idioms Anatoly Liberman 2022 Fall
Three centuries of English idioms—their unusual origins and unexpected interpretations
Isherwood on Writing: The Complete Lectures in California Isherwood on Writing The Complete Lectures in California Christopher Isherwood James J. Berg, Editor 2022 Fall
Isherwood’s lectures on writing and writers, now all available for the first time
Iron Curtain Journals: January–May 1965 Iron Curtain Journals January–May 1965 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
The first of three in a series of Ginsberg’s unpublished travel journals
South American Journals: January–July 1960 South American Journals January–July 1960 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
The great Beat poet’s observations, reflections, poetry, and mind-expanding explorations while traveling through South America
The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
An autobiographical journey through America in the turbulent 1960s—the essential backstory to Ginsberg’s National Book Award–winning volume of poetry
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies Noopiming The Cure for White Ladies Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2022 Spring
The new novel from the author of As We Have Always Done, a poetic world-building journey into the power of Anishinaabe life and traditions amid colonialism
Cut/Copy/Paste: Fragments from the History of Bookwork Cut/Copy/Paste Fragments from the History of Bookwork Whitney Trettien 2021 Fall
How do early modern media underlie today’s digital creativity?
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Black Pulp Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Brooks E. Hefner 2021 Fall
A deep dive into mid-century African American newspapers, exploring how Black pulp fiction reassembled genre formulas in the service of racial justice
Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature Language, Madness, and Desire On Literature Michel Foucault 2021 Fall
Insight into the importance of literature for Michel Foucault—published in English for the first time
The Last Bookseller: A Life in the Rare Book Trade The Last Bookseller A Life in the Rare Book Trade Gary Goodman 2021 Fall
A wry, unvarnished chronicle of a career in the rare book trade during its last Golden Age
The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America The Editor Function Literary Publishing in Postwar America Abram Foley 2021 Fall
Offering the everyday tasks of literary editors as inspired sources of postwar literary history
The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value The Digitally Disposed Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value Seb Franklin 2021 Spring
Locates the deep history of digitality in the development of racial capitalism
Letters from Tove Letters from Tove Tove Jansson 2021 Fall
A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the Moomins
The Lesser Existences: Étienne Souriau, an Aesthetics for the Virtual The Lesser Existences Étienne Souriau, an Aesthetics for the Virtual David Lapoujade 2021 Spring
On the complex aesthetics and ontology at work in Étienne Souriau’s unique oeuvre
The Digital Black Atlantic The Digital Black Atlantic Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs, Editors 2021 Spring
Exploring the intersections of digital humanities and African diaspora studies
The Radical Bookstore: Counterspace for Social Movements The Radical Bookstore Counterspace for Social Movements Kimberley Kinder 2021 Spring
Examines how radical bookstores and similar spaces serve as launching pads for social movements
Lost Souls Lost Souls Honoré de Balzac 2020 Fall
The first new translation of Balzac’s 1847 novel Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes in half a century, fully annotated and with an extensive introduction
The Other Side of the Digital: The Sacrificial Economy of New Media The Other Side of the Digital The Sacrificial Economy of New Media Andrea Righi 2021 Spring
A necessary, rich new examination of how the wired world affects our humanity
Clang Clang Jacques Derrida 2020 Fall
A new translation of Derrida’s groundbreaking juxtaposition of Hegel and Genet, forcing two incompatible discourses into dialogue with each other
Women Who Make a Fuss: The Unfaithful Daughters of Virginia Woolf Women Who Make a Fuss The Unfaithful Daughters of Virginia Woolf Isabelle Stengers and Vinciane Despret 2021 Spring
A vibrant call to reevaluate the heritage of women thinkers inside and outside the academy
Black Queer Flesh: Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Black Queer Flesh Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Alvin J. Henry 2020 Fall
A groundbreaking examination of how twentieth-century African American writers use queer characters to challenge and ultimately reject subjectivity
Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information Gilbert Simondon 2020 Spring
A long-awaited translation on the philosophical relation between technology, the individual, and milieu of the living
Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information, Volume II: Volume II: Supplemental Texts Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information, Volume II Volume II: Supplemental Texts Gilbert Simondon 2020 Spring
Unique access to archival material of a major thinker, including presentations, early drafts, and a thorough introduction to the history of the philosophical notion of the individual
Lost Illusions Lost Illusions Honoré de Balzac 2020 Spring
A new annotated translation of the keystone of Balzac’s Comédie Humaine—a sweeping narrative of corrupted idealism in a cynical urban milieu
News Parade: The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle News Parade The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle Joseph Clark 2020 Spring
A fascinating look at the United States’ conflicted relationship with news and the media, through the lens of the newsreel
What a Library Means to a Woman: Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books What a Library Means to a Woman Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books Sheila Liming 2020 Spring
Examining the personal library and the making of self
Pipers at the Gates of Dawn: The Wisdom of Children’s Literature Pipers at the Gates of Dawn The Wisdom of Children’s Literature Jonathan Cott 2020 Spring
Jonathan Cott’s reflections and conversations with six celebrated children’s authors—now in a new edition
Asemic: The Art of Writing Asemic The Art of Writing Peter Schwenger 2019 Fall
The first critical study of writing without language
Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century Re-Enchanted The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century Maria Sachiko Cecire 2019 Fall
From The Hobbit to Harry Potter, how fantasy harnesses the cultural power of magic, medievalism, and childhood to re-enchant the modern world
The Alchemy of Meth: A Decomposition The Alchemy of Meth A Decomposition Jason Pine 2019 Fall
Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy—transforming base materials, like lithium batteries and camping fuel, into gold
Spoiler Alert: A Critical Guide Spoiler Alert A Critical Guide Aaron Jaffe 2020 Spring
All of this information at our fingertips—and we might not need any of it
Sensations of History: Animation and New Media Art Sensations of History Animation and New Media Art James J. Hodge 2019 Fall
A phenomenological investigation into new media artwork and its relationship to history
This Wound Is a World This Wound Is a World Billy-Ray Belcourt 2019 Fall
The new edition of a prize-winning memoir-in-poems, a meditation on life as a queer Indigenous man—available for the first time in the United States
Archives Archives Andrew Lison, Marcel Mars, Tomislav Medak and Rick Prelinger 2019 Fall
How digital networks and services bring the issues of archives out of the realm of institutions and into the lives of everyday users
Playing with the Book: Victorian Movable Picture Books and the Child Reader Playing with the Book Victorian Movable Picture Books and the Child Reader Hannah Field 2019 Spring
A beautifully illustrated exploration of how Victorian novelty picture books reshape the ways children read and interact with texts
Translated Nation: Rewriting the Dakhóta Oyáte Translated Nation Rewriting the Dakhóta Oyáte Christopher Pexa 2019 Spring
How authors rendered Dakhóta philosophy by literary means to encode ethical and political connectedness and sovereign life within a settler surveillance state
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2019 Spring
The latest installment of a digital humanities bellwether
Reading for Reform: The Social Work of Literature in the Progressive Era Reading for Reform The Social Work of Literature in the Progressive Era Laura R. Fisher 2019 Spring
An unprecedented examination of class-bridging reform and U.S. literary history at the turn of the twentieth century
The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter The ABC of It Why Children’s Books Matter Leonard S. Marcus 2019 Spring
Original artwork and materials explore children’s literature and its impact in society and culture over time Distributed for the University of Minnesota Libraries, Kerlan Collection
Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities Bodies of Information Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities Elizabeth Losh and Jacqueline Wernimont, Editors 2018 Fall
A wide-ranging, interconnected anthology presents a diversity of feminist contributions to digital humanities
The Poem Electric: Technology and the American Lyric The Poem Electric Technology and the American Lyric Seth Perlow 2018 Fall
An enlightening examination of the relationship between poetry and the information technologies increasingly used to read and write it
Picturing the Postcard: A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century Picturing the Postcard A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century Monica Cure 2018 Fall
The first full-length study of a once revolutionary visual and linguistic medium
Everywhere and Nowhere: Anonymity and Mediation in Eighteenth-Century Britain Everywhere and Nowhere Anonymity and Mediation in Eighteenth-Century Britain Mark Vareschi 2018 Fall
A fascinating analysis of anonymous publication centuries before the digital age
Internet Daemons: Digital Communications Possessed Internet Daemons Digital Communications Possessed Fenwick McKelvey 2018 Fall
A complete history and theory of internet daemons brings these little-known—but very consequential—programs into the spotlight
Language and Reality Language and Reality Vilém Flusser 2017 Fall
The first book by this astounding philosopher asserts that the universe, knowledge, truth, and reality are linguistic aspects
The User Unconscious: On Affect, Media, and Measure The User Unconscious On Affect, Media, and Measure Patricia Ticineto Clough 2018 Spring
Wide-ranging essays and experimental prose forcefully demonstrate how digital media and computational technologies have redefined what it is to be human
Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities Making Things and Drawing Boundaries Experiments in the Digital Humanities Jentery Sayers, Editor 2017 Fall
A major new look at why art, digitization, and design are vital to “making” in the humanities
A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child A Literature of Questions Nonfiction for the Critical Child Joe Sutliff Sanders 2017 Fall
A critical analysis of children’s nonfiction that focuses on the extent to which such works invite young readers to ask questions
Brouhaha: Worlds of the Contemporary Brouhaha Worlds of the Contemporary Lionel Ruffel 2017 Spring
A rigorous inquiry into the question of the “contemporary” in an era of hypermediation and globalization
Who Writes for Black Children?: African American Children’s Literature before 1900 Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900 Katharine Capshaw and Anna Mae Duane, Editors 2017 Spring
Innovative essays that challenge us to imagine African American children’s literature during the slavery and reconstruction eras
Mixed Realism: Videogames and the Violence of Fiction Mixed Realism Videogames and the Violence of Fiction Timothy J. Welsh 2016 Fall
What can be learned from reading videogames and novels through the same lens?
Anti-Book: On the Art and Politics of Radical Publishing Anti-Book On the Art and Politics of Radical Publishing Nicholas Thoburn 2016 Fall
A major new look at experimental political writing and publishing
The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction The Perversity of Things Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction Hugo Gernsback 2016 Fall
The founder of science fiction and his other inventions
Speech Begins after Death Speech Begins after Death Michel Foucault 2016 Fall
An interview with Michel Foucault on the problems and pleasures of writing
Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Language Vilém Flusser 2016 Fall
Exploring language from an ontological perspective
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2016 Spring
If the publication of Debates in the Digital Humanities in 2012 marked the “digital humanities moment,” this book—the first in a series of annual volumes—will chart the possibilities and tensions of the field as it grows.
American by Paper: How Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacy American by Paper How Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacy Kate Vieira 2016 Spring
A richly enlightening look at literacy as lived experience
Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction Speculative Blackness The Future of Race in Science Fiction André M. Carrington 2016 Spring
Examines race through fanzines, Star Trek, comic books, and Harry Potter
On the Existence of Digital Objects On the Existence of Digital Objects Yuk Hui 2016 Spring
How and why digital objects are best theorized through relations
Computing as Writing Computing as Writing Daniel Punday 2015 Fall
If we consider e-book authors to be writers, should we think of e-book programmers as writers, too?
Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity Illegal Literature Toward a Disruptive Creativity David S. Roh 2015 Fall
“Illegal” publications have real value for society and culture
Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous Improper Names Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous Marco Deseriis 2015 Fall
The first comprehensive analysis of the shared pseudonym, a collective strategy to build symbolic power that challenges established forms of political and aesthetic representation
The Poetics of Information Overload: From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing The Poetics of Information Overload From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing Paul Stephens 2015 Spring
What does avant-garde poetry have to say about information technology? A lot.
Flusseriana: An Intellectual Toolbox Flusseriana An Intellectual Toolbox Vilém Flusser Siegfried Zielinski, Peter Weibel and Daniel Irrgang, Editors 2015 Fall
An intellectual toolbox on the work of Vilém Flusser
Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission Dead Letters Sent Queer Literary Transmission Kevin Ohi 2015 Spring
Proposes a new model of literary transmission and tradition
A Geology of Media A Geology of Media Jussi Parikka 2015 Spring
A sweeping new ecological take on technology
Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks Civil Rights Childhood Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks Katharine Capshaw 2014 Fall
The unexpected and evocative role of children’s photographic books in cultural transformation and social change
The Anthrobscene The Anthrobscene Jussi Parikka 2015 Spring
Critiques the environmental destruction caused by media technologies in the anthropocene era
On Doubt On Doubt Vilém Flusser Siegfried Zielinski, Editor 2014 Fall
An attempt to overcome the Cartesian method through an existential analysis of language
Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound Reading Writing Interfaces From the Digital to the Bookbound 2014 Spring
Uncovers a lineage of writers and thinkers who have rebelled against the means of production
The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent The Imperial University Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira, Editors 2014 Spring
From the front lines of the war on academic freedom, linking the policing of knowledge to the relationship between universities, militarism, and neoliberalism
Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art Quotational Practices Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art Patrick Greaney 2014 Spring
Resituates quotation as an aesthetic practice
Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era Comparative Textual Media Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman, Editors 2013 Fall
Proposes a new paradigm for the humanities by recognizing print as a medium within a comparative context
Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era Virtual Modernism Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era Katherine Biers 2013 Fall
A fascinating analysis of the relationship between modernist writers and the popular culture they so often claimed to reject
Post-History Post-History Vilém Flusser 2013 Spring
Thinking possibilities for freedom in a programmed world
At the Borders of Sleep: On Liminal Literature At the Borders of Sleep On Liminal Literature Peter Schwenger 2012 Fall
Exploring the fertile connections between creativity and the edges of sleep
Digital Memory and the Archive Digital Memory and the Archive Wolfgang Ernst Jussi Parikka, Editor 2012 Fall
Explores how media infrastructure, not content, shapes contemporary digital culture
Debates in the Digital Humanities Debates in the Digital Humanities Matthew K. Gold, Editor 2012 Spring
Leading figures in the digital humanities explore the field’s rapid revolution
Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture Noise Channels Glitch and Error in Digital Culture Peter Krapp 2011 Fall
Brings to light the critical role of noise and error in the creative potential of digital culture
Writing Writing Marguerite Duras 2011 Fall
Celebrated writer Marguerite Duras on the artistic process
remixthebook remixthebook Mark Amerika 2011 Fall
A model of contemporary remixing and a groundbreaking reflection on digital media
Crossing through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid Crossing through Chueca Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid Jill Robbins 2011 Spring
An exploration of queer Madrid’s physical and symbolic literary culture
Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations Digital Art and Meaning Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations Roberto Simanowski 2011 Spring
How to interpret and critique digital arts, in theory and in practice
Vilém Flusser: An Introduction Vilém Flusser An Introduction Anke Finger, Rainer Guldin and Gustavo Bernardo 2011 Spring
The first introduction to a key thinker in twentieth-century media philosophy and cultural theory
The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana Boatema Boateng 2011 Spring
The intersection of Western intellectual property law and traditional knowledge in Africa
Into the Universe of Technical Images Into the Universe of Technical Images Vilém Flusser 2011 Spring
An examination of the promise and peril of digital communication technologies
Does Writing Have a Future? Does Writing Have a Future? Vilém Flusser 2011 Spring
A prescient exploration of the fate of the book in the digital age
From A to <A>: Keywords of Markup From A to <A> Keywords of Markup Bradley Dilger and Jeff Rice, Editors 2010 Fall
Essays exploring the role of markup in contemporary discourse
In Babel's Shadow: Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States In Babel's Shadow Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States Brian Lennon 2010 Spring
A study of the limits of multilingual literary expression in print culture
Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity Suspended Animation Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity Nathalie op de Beeck 2010 Fall
An innovative analysis of children’s picture books from the interwar period in America
Hypertext and the Female Imaginary Hypertext and the Female Imaginary Jaishree K. Odin 2010 Fall
Explores the use of hypertext in postmodern electronic and film media by women
Electronic Elsewheres: Media, Technology, and the Experience of Social Space Electronic Elsewheres Media, Technology, and the Experience of Social Space Chris Berry, Soyoung Kim and Lynn Spigel, Editors 2009 Fall
Considers how different world populations experience a sense of place through media
The Networked Wilderness: Communicating in Early New England The Networked Wilderness Communicating in Early New England Matt Cohen 2009 Fall
Significantly broadens our ideas of literacy, writing, and communication in early America
OurSpace: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture OurSpace Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture Christine Harold 2009 Spring
Culture jamming is so twentieth century! What’s next?
Edited Clean Version: Technology and the Culture of Control Edited Clean Version Technology and the Culture of Control Raiford Guins 2009 Spring
Where is censorship in the age of digital technology?
Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path Ex-foliations Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path Terry Harpold 2008 Fall
A sophisticated consideration of technologies of reading in the digital age
Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now Gary Hall 2008 Fall
How open access can transform academia for the better
Murder Most Modern: Detective Fiction and Japanese Culture Murder Most Modern Detective Fiction and Japanese Culture Sari Kawana 2008 Spring
Surveillance, sexuality, war, and censorship in Japanese detective fiction
Translation and Subjectivity: On Japan and cultural nationalism Translation and Subjectivity On Japan and cultural nationalism Naoki Sakai and Meaghan Morris 1997 Fall
Explores the cultural politics of translation in the context of Japan.
Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools Small Tech The Culture of Digital Tools Byron Hawk, David M. Rieder and Ollie Oviedo, Editors 2007 Fall
Experts examine the ways digital tools affect social and cultural experience
Cuban Currency: The Dollar and “Special Period” Fiction Cuban Currency The Dollar and “Special Period” Fiction Esther Whitfield 2007 Fall
Explores the nostalgic fetishization of Cuban culture

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