The Unfinished Book

Alexandra Gillespie (Redaktør) ; Deidre Lynch (Redaktør)

This collection is founded on the premise that the physical book is far from exhausted as informational medium, art object, or conceptual resource. The contributors to The Unfinished Book identify the many ways in which study of books - of their compounding of matter and meaning, of their global travels and historical transitions, of their shaping of and by new media technologies - remains unfinished business for humanist scholarship generally, and
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This collection is founded on the premise that the physical book is far from exhausted as informational medium, art object, or conceptual resource. The contributors to The Unfinished Book identify the many ways in which study of books - of their compounding of matter and meaning, of their global travels and historical transitions, of their shaping of and by new media technologies - remains unfinished business for humanist scholarship generally, and
literary studies in particular. The collection's 32 chapters demonstrate in tandem how much book history has to gain in turn from engaging the most vital and innovative literary-critical modes of the 21st-century. Book studies thus intersects here with scholarship on empire, the environment, disability, and affect,
as well as with work in African-American and Indigenous studies. Literary study is uniquely positioned, this collection asserts, to honour books' distinctive ways of both meaning things and being things.

The chapters span a terrain that extends from the earliest surviving writings of the Indus Valley to Cicero's 1st-century B.C.E. library to the latest videogames. Some model new ways of thinking about the form, edges, and boundaries of the book as they demonstrate how seldom the book's history as a material object is terminated at the moment of its manufacture. Other chapters highlight the provisionality that makes the book's conceptual boundaries fuzzy, unfinished, and variable; many seek to
overturn triumphalist histories that recount the story of the book as though it were Western and white. Overall, this collection launches a new generation of scholarship as it introduces provocative new approaches about the nature, place, and time of books.

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Notes on Contributors
Alexandra Gillespie and Deidre Lynch: Introduction -- The Unfinished Book
Part I -- What is a Book?
1: Brian Cummings: What is a Book?
2: Lynn Festa: The Things Books Make
3: Alberto Campagnolo: Insides and Outsides
4: Andrew Kraebel: Ordinatio: The Arrangement of Parts in a Book
5: Meredith L. McGill: Books on the Loose
6: Jason Scott-Warren: The Exuvial Book
7: Penny Fielding and Deidre Lynch: The Book as Fearful Thing
8: Julia S. Carlson: Tangible Burns
9: Matthew Rubery: Book Audio
10: Jacqueline Goldsby: Book Faces
11: Katie Trumpener: The Modernist Picture Book in Three Dimensions
12: Anna Sigridur Arnar: Reading the Book at Exhibitions of Contemporary Global Art
Part II -- Where is a Book?
13: Alexandra Gillespie: Turk s-Head Knots
14: Stephanie Ann Frampton: In the Library
15: Anthony Bale: Pilgrims Texts
16: Jeffrey Todd Knight: Institutional Forme
17: Melanie Chambliss: A Library in Progress
18: Caroline Wigginton: An Indigenous Pipe Bibliography
19: Joseph Rezek: Transatlantic Traffic: Phillis Wheatley and Her Books
20: Priyasha Mukhopadhyay: Books in Ether
21: Dennis Yi Tenen: Reading Platforms: A Concise History of the Electronic Book
22: Adam Hammond: Books in Videogames
Part III -- When is a Book?
23: Juliet Fleming: Derrida s Unfinished Book
24: Simon Reader: Notebooks: The Lichtenberg Way
25: Luisa Cale: Remade
26: Rachel Sagner Buurma: Indexed
27: Andrew M. Stauffer: The Date-Stamped Book
28: Patricia Crain: How the Virgin Lost Her Book
29: Leah Whittington: The Mutilated Text
30: Mary A. Favret and Sarah Ross: How the Bookworm Got its Glasses, or a Natural History of Bookishness
31: Joshua Calhoun: Book Microbiomes
32: Linc Kesler: Indigenous Peoples and Books
Index

Om forfatteren

Alexandra Gillespie is Professor of English at the University of Toronto and a member of Toronto's Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture and its Centre for Medieval Studies. At Toronto Gillespie also directs the Mellon Foundation-supported Old Books New Science Laboratory. Her publications include Print Culture and the Medieval Author: Chaucer, Lydgate, and their Books (Oxford, 2006) and, as co-editor, The Production of Books in
England, 1350-1500 (Cambridge, 2011). A new monograph, Chaucer's Books, is forthcoming in 2021.

Deidre Lynch is Ernest Bernbaum Professor of English Literature at Harvard. Her numerous publications on eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century literature, culture, and reading communities include Loving Literature: A Cultural History (Chicago, 2015), The Economy of Character: Novels, Market Culture, and the Business of Inner Meaning (Chicago, 1998), as editor, Janeites: Austen's Disciples and Devotees (Princeton, 2000) and, as co-editor, Cultural
Institutions of the Novel (Duke, 1996). She is currently completing Paper Slips: Disassembling and Remaking the Book.