The History Of Reading (3 Volume Pack): Volumes 1, 2 And 3

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorW.R. Owens, Shafquat Towheed

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This suite of three volumes, available in a discounted pack, offers a comprehensive overview of current research in the history of reading from different perspectives, collating a wealth of recent evidence-based investigations of reading practice from c.1500 to the present day and offering an agenda for future directions in scholarship.

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This suite of three volumes, available in a discounted pack, offers a comprehensive overview of current research in the history of reading from different perspectives, collating a wealth of recent evidence-based investigations of reading practice from c.1500 to the present day and offering an agenda for future directions in scholarship...

Volume 1   SHAFQUAT TOWHEED is Lecturer in English at the Open University, UK, and Co-Investigator on The Reading Experience Database, 1450–1945 (RED) project. He is co-editor of The History of Reading: A Reader (Routledge, 2010) and The History of Reading, Vol.3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics (Palgrave, 2011), and editor of Arthur Con...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 5.66 × 8.74 × 2.46 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230319289

ISBN - 13:9780230319288

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Table of Contents

Volume 1
 
List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword; S.Eliot
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; S.Towheed&W. R.Owens
PART I: READERS IN THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN WORLD
Speaking of Reading and Reading the Evidence: Allusions to Literacy in the Oral Tradition of the Middle English Verse Romances; J.Ford
Modes of Bible Reading in Early Modern England; W.R.Owens
PART II: READERS IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND ROMANTIC WORLD
Weeping for Werther: Suicide, Sympathy and the Reading Revolution in Early America; R.Bell
Reconstructing Reading Vogues in the Old South: Borrowings from the Charleston Library Society, 1811–1817; I.Lehuu
PART III: READERS IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY
Devouring Uncle Tom's Cabin: Antebellum 'Common' Readers; B.Hochman
Reading in Polish and National Identity in Nineteenth-century Silesia; I.Dobosiewicz &L.Piasecka
Reading Science: Evidence from the Career of Edwin Gilpin, Mining Engineer; L.J.Duggan & B.H.MacDonald
Reading in an Age of Censorship: The Case of Catholic Germany, 1800–1914; J.T. Zalar
PART IV: READERS IN THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY
Understanding Children as Readers: Librarians' Anecdotes and Surveys in the United States from 1890 to 1930; K.McDowell
Letters to a Daughter: An Archive of Middle-Class Reading in New Zealand, c.1872–1932'; S.Liebich
Books Behind Bars: Mahatma Gandhi's Community of Captive Readers; I.Desai
Remembering Reading: Memory, Books, and Reading in South Africa's Apartheid Prisons, 1956–60; A.L.Dick
Further Reading and Weblinks
Index

Volume 2
 
List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword; S.Eliot
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; K.Halsey & W.R. Owens
PART I: READING COMMUNITIES
'The Talent Hid in a Napkin': Castle Libraries in Eighteenth-Century Scotland; M.Towsey
Caroline and Paul: Biblical Commentaries as Evidence of Reading in Victorian Britain; M.Ledger-Lomas
Reading the 'religion of socialism': Olive Schreiner, the Labour Church and the Construction of Left-wing Reading Communities in the 1890s; C.Gill
PART II: READING AND GRATIFICATION
Learning to Read Trash: Late-Victorian Schools and the Penny Dreadful; A.Vaninskaya
'Something light to take my mind off the war': Reading on the Home Front during the Second World War; K.Halsey
PART III: READING AND THE PRESS
What Readers Want: Criminal Intelligence and the Fortunes of the Metropolitan Press during the Long Eighteenth Century; R.Crone
The Reading World of a Provincial Town: Preston, Lancashire 1855–1900; A.Hobbs
'Putting Literature Out of Reach'? Reading Popular Newspapers in Mid-twentieth Century Britain; A.Bingham
PART IV: READERS AND AUTODIDACTICISM
James Lackington (1746–1815): Reading and Personal Development; S.Bankes
Henry Head (1861–1940) as a Reader of Literature; S.Jacyna
In a Class of their Own: the Autodidact Impulse and Working-Class Readers in Twentieth-century Scotland; L.Fleming, D.Finkelstein & A.McCleery
Further Reading and Weblinks
Index

Volume 3
 
List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword; S.Eliot
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; R.Crone & S.Towheed
PART I: PERSPECTIVES
Altick's Map: The New Historiography of the Common Reader; J.Rose
Commodity Readers: An Introduction to a Frame for Reading; S.R.Frost
PART II: METHODS AND TACTICS
Between the Book and the Reader: The Uses of Reading for the Gratification of Personal Psychosocial Needs; H.Adoni & H.Nossek
One Reader, Two Votes: Re-tooling Fan Mail Scholarship; B.Ryan
The Mediation of Response: A Critical Approach to Individual and Group Reading Practices; D.Allington & J.Swann
PART III: INTERPRETATIVE STRATEGIES
Representing Reading Spaces; S.Colclough
A Book of One's Own: Examples of Library Book Marginalia; M.Dahlström
PART IV: READING THE VISUAL
Reading Ephemera; S.Qureishi
Books in Photographs; K.Flint
PART V: READING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Filipino Blogs as Evidence of Reading and Reception; V.Totanes
Reading the Book of Mozilla: Web Browsers and the Materiality of Digital Texts; A.Galey
Further Reading and Weblinks
Index