New Book | Interacting with Print

Posted in books by Editor on January 22, 2018

From The University of Chicago Press:

The Multigraph Collective, Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018), 416 pages, ISBN: 978  022646  9140, $45.

A thorough rethinking of a field deserves to take a shape that is in itself new. Interacting with Print delivers on this premise, reworking the history of print through a unique effort in authorial collaboration. The book itself is not a typical monograph—rather, it is a ‘multigraph’, the collective work of twenty-two scholars who together have assembled an alphabetically arranged tour of key concepts for the study of print culture, from Anthologies and Binding to Publicity and Taste. Each entry builds on its term in order to resituate print and book history within a broader media ecology throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The central theme is interactivity, in three senses: people interacting with print; print interacting with the non-print media that it has long been thought, erroneously, to have displaced; and people interacting with each other through print. The resulting book will introduce new energy to the field of print studies and lead to considerable new avenues of investigation.

The Multigraph Collective, emanating from the Montreal-based Interacting with Print research group, comprises: Mark Algee-Hewitt, Angela Borchert, David Brewer, Thora Brylowe, Julia Carlson, Brian Cowan, Susan Dalton, Marie-Claude Felton, Michael Gamer, Paul Keen, Michelle Levy, Michael Macovski, Nicholas Mason, Nikola von Merveldt, Tom Mole, Andrew Piper, Dahlia Porter, Jonathan Sachs, Diana Solomon, Andrew Stauffer, Richard Taws, and Chad Wellmon.


List of Illustrations

Preface; or, What Is a Multigraph?
1 Advertising
2 Anthologies
3 Binding
4 Catalogs
5 Conversations
6 Disruptions
7 Engraving
8 Ephemerality
9 Frontispieces
10 Index
11 Letters
12 Manuscript
13 Marking
14 Paper
15 Proliferation
16 Spacing
17 Stages
18 Thickening

Works Cited
About the Multigraph Collective

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