Marginal Notes

Social Reading and the Literal Margins
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 29. März 2021
 
  • Buch
  • |
  • Hardcover
  • |
  • XIV, 294 Seiten
978-3-030-56311-0 (ISBN)
 

Marginal Notes: Social Reading and the Literal Margins offers an account of literary marginalia based on original research from a range of unique archival sources, from mid-16th-century France to early 20th-century Tasmania. Chapters examine marginal commentary from 17th-century China, 18th-century Britain, and 19th-century America, investigating the reputations, as reflected by attentive readers, of He Zhou, Pierre Bayle, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Warton, and Sir Walter Scott. The marginal writers include Jacques Gohory, Mary Astell, Hester Thrale, Herman Melville, the young daughters of the Broome family in Gloucestershire, and the patrons of the library of the Huon Mechanics' Institute, Tasmania. Though marginalia is often proscribed and frequently hidden or overlooked, the collection reveals the enduring power of marginalia, concluding with studies of the ethics of annotation and the resurrected life of marginalia in digital environments.


1st ed. 2021
  • Englisch
  • Cham
  • |
  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 6
  • |
  • 6 farbige Abbildungen, 51 s/w Abbildungen, 6 farbige Tabellen
  • |
  • 6 Tables, color; 6 Illustrations, color; 51 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 294 p. 57 illus., 6 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 21 cm
  • |
  • Breite: 14.8 cm
978-3-030-56311-0 (9783030563110)
10.1007/978-3-030-56312-7
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt

Patrick Spedding is Head of Literary Studies at Monash University, Australia, and Associate Director of the Centre for the Book. His current research focuses on book ownership, marginalia, and reading practices in the 18th century-especially among the readers of Eliza Haywood-and the publication, distribution, and survival of 18th-century erotica. He is the author of A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood (2004), and the editor of many historical literary texts.

Paul Tankard teaches and researches in English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His chief scholarly interests are Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, the Inklings, paratextuality, and the future of literacy. In 2017 his pioneering edition of Boswell's journalism, Facts and Inventions, won the Bibliographical Society of America's Mitchell Prize. He teaches writing and fantasy (particularly Tolkien and C.S Lewis) and edits the Johnson Society of Australia Papers.

1. Introduction: Writing Between the Lines, Paul Tankard and Patrick Spedding.- 2. Jacques Gohory's Copy of the Poliphile (1546): A First Analysis of His Handwritten Marginalia, Véronique Duché-Gavet.- 3. The Marginalia of a Seventeenth-century Chinese Scholar, Yinzong Wei.- 4. Undoing Bayle's Scepticism: Astell's Marginalia as Disarmament, Jacqueline Broad.- 5. Hester Piozzi's Annotations to the Adventurer and Johnson's Rambler: Beyond the Case Study, Paul Tankard.- 6. "C'est Mon Livre ce n'est pas le tien mon ami": Inscriptions in an English Children's Book Collection, Merete Colding Smith.- 7. The Encyclopædia Britannica and The Huon Mechanics' Institute Library, Patrick Spedding and Peter Pereyra.- 8. "Probability Indispensable in Fiction": Marginalia in a copy of Sir Walter Scott's The Antiquary, Brian McMullin.- 9. "Almost Unknown to the General Reader": Biographical and Conceptual Contexts of Melville's Marginalia in Thomas Warton's The History of English Poetry, Steven Olsen-Smith and Cheyene Austin, et al..- 10. The Ethics of Annotation: Reading, Studying and Defacing Books in Australia, Patrick Buckridge.- 11. Locating Digitised Marginalia, Mia Goodwin.- 12. Afterword, Bill Sherman.
Marginal Notes: Social Reading and the Literal Margins offers an account of literary marginalia based on original research from a range of unique archival sources, from mid-16th-century France to early 20th-century Tasmania. Chapters examine marginal commentary from 17th-century China, 18th-century Britain, and 19th-century America, investigating the reputations, as reflected by attentive readers, of He Zhou, Pierre Bayle, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Warton, and Sir Walter Scott. The marginal writers include Jacques Gohory, Mary Astell, Hester Thrale, Herman Melville, the young daughters of the Broome family in Gloucestershire, and the patrons of the library of the Huon Mechanics' Institute. Though marginalia is often proscribed and frequently hidden or overlooked, the collection reveals the enduring power of marginalia, concluding with studies of the ethics of annotation and the resurrected life of marginalia in digital environments.
DNB DDC Sachgruppen

Noch nicht erschienen

106,99 €
inkl. 7% MwSt.
Vorbestellen