The Iconic Page In Manuscript Print And Digital Culture

Author: George Bornstein
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472108657
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The Iconic Page In Manuscript Print And Digital Culture from the Author: George Bornstein. Crystallizes advanced research on the "meanings" that are created by a work's physical construction

The Aura Of The Word In The Early Age Of Print 1450 600

Author: Samuel Mareel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351546104
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The Aura Of The Word In The Early Age Of Print 1450 600 from the Author: Samuel Mareel. Did the invention of movable type change the way that the word was perceived in the early modern period? In his groundbreaking essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," the cultural critic Walter Benjamin argued that reproduction drains the image of its aura, by which he means the authority that a work of art obtains from its singularity and its embeddedness in a particular context. The central question in The Aura of the Word in the Early Age of Print (1450-1600) is whether the dissemination of text through print had a similar effect on the status of the word in the early modern period. In this volume, contributors from a variety of fields look at manifestations of the early modern word (in English, French, Latin, Dutch, German and Yiddish) as entities whose significance derived not simply from their semantic meaning but also from their relationship to their material support, to the physical context in which they are located and to the act of writing itself. Rather than viewing printed text as functional and lacking in materiality, contributors focus on how the placement of a text could affect its meaning and significance. The essays also consider the continued vitality of pre-printing-press kinds of text such as the illuminated manuscript; and how new practices, such as the veneration of handwriting, sprung up in the wake of the invention of movable type.

Annual Bibliography Of The History Of The Printed Book And Libraries

Author: Dept. of Special Collections of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402016868
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Annual Bibliography Of The History Of The Printed Book And Libraries from the Author: Dept. of Special Collections of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. The Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries aims at recording articles of scholarly value which relate to the history of the printed book, to the history of arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, and of the economic social and cultural environment, involved in its production, distribution, conservation and description.

The Book As Artefact Text And Border

Author: Anne Mette Hansen
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042018887
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The Book As Artefact Text And Border from the Author: Anne Mette Hansen. Books do not just contain texts: books themselves are cultural artefacts, which convey many meanings in their own right, meanings which interact with the texts they contain. Awareness of the many significances of books as cultural and textual objects reshapes the traditional disciplines of textual theory, analytic bibliography, codicology and palaeography, while the advent of electronic books, and digital methods for representing print books, is introducing a new dimension to our understanding. Seven essays in this volume, ranging over medieval Portuguese and Swedish manuscripts, eighteenth-century Icelandic editions, Australian playtexts, Thackeray and Anita Brookner, and Stefan George, consider these questions from the broad perspective of textual scholarship.Texts may exist on the borderland of word and not-word; or they may spring from borderlands of nation or culture; or they may be considered from the margins of neighbouring disciplines. So readers must set the texts within contexts, to see the play of text against border. Essays in this volume explore different texts against varying backgrounds — Pound'sCantos, Joyce's Ulysses, Trollope's An Eye for an Eye, Woolf'sThe Waves — while essays by McGann and Lernout argue the dimensionality of text on the intersection of print and digital media.Implicit in all these essays is the contention, that textual scholarship must influence literary interpretation. Two final essays focus directly on this, in the cases of Melville's Moby-Dick and Emily Dickinson's late fragments. An extensive reviews section completes this volume.

The Bernward Gospels

Author: Jennifer P. Kingsley
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271064250
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The Bernward Gospels from the Author: Jennifer P. Kingsley. Few works of art better illustrate the splendor of eleventh-century painting than the manuscript often referred to as the “precious gospels” of Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim, with its peculiar combination of sophistication and naïveté, its dramatically gesturing figures, and the saturated colors of its densely ornamented surfaces. In The Bernward Gospels, Jennifer Kingsley offers the first interpretive study of the pictorial program of this famed manuscript and considers how the gospel book conditioned contemporary and future viewers to remember the bishop. The codex constructs a complex image of a minister caring for his diocese not only through a life of service but also by means of his exceptional artistic patronage; of a bishop exercising the sacerdotal authority of his office; and of a man fundamentally preoccupied with his own salvation and desire to unite with God through both his sight and touch. Kingsley insightfully demonstrates how this prominent member of the early medieval episcopate presented his role to the saints and to the communities called upon to remember him.

Shelley S Visual Imagination

Author: Nancy Moore Goslee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107008387
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Shelley S Visual Imagination from the Author: Nancy Moore Goslee. First full-length study of Shelley's remarkable notebooks and the visual and textual imagination they reveal.

From The Edge

Author: Allison E. Fagan
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813583853
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From The Edge from the Author: Allison E. Fagan. Chicana/o literature frequently depicts characters who exist in a vulnerable liminal space, living on the border between Mexican and American identities, and sometimes pushed to the edge by authorities who seek to restrict their freedom. As this groundbreaking new study reveals, the books themselves have occupied similarly precarious positions, as Chicana/o literature has struggled for economic viability and visibility on the margins of the American publishing industry, while Chicana/o writers have grappled with editorial practices that compromise their creative autonomy. From the Edge reveals the tangled textual histories behind some of the most cherished works in the Chicana/o literary canon, tracing the negotiations between authors, editors, and publishers that determined how these books appeared in print. Allison Fagan demonstrates how the texts surrounding the authors’ words—from editorial prefaces to Spanish-language glossaries, from cover illustrations to reviewers’ blurbs—have crucially shaped the reception of Chicana/o literature. To gain an even richer perspective on the politics of print, she ultimately explores one more border space, studying the marks and remarks that readers have left in the margins of these books. From the Edge vividly demonstrates that to comprehend fully the roles that ethnicity, language, class, and gender play within Chicana/o literature, we must understand the material conditions that governed the production, publication, and reception of these works. By teaching us how to read the borders of the text, it demonstrates how we might perceive and preserve the faint traces of those on the margins.

Anglo Saxon England

Author: Malcolm Godden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052103860X
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Anglo Saxon England from the Author: Malcolm Godden. Ideas about Anglo-Saxon history and the importance of combining skills from many disciplines are at the centre of this volume.

Manuscripts Texts Theology

Author: David C. Parker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110211947
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Manuscripts Texts Theology from the Author: David C. Parker. David C. Parker is one of the world’s foremost specialists in New Testament textual research. This volume brings together his most important short writings on the topic in a revised and updated version. They cover studies of individual manuscripts and groups and analyses of textual problems, assessments of editions, as well as discussions of passages where the New Testament text is uncertain, and of the wider exegetical and theological significance of the passages.