Bibliography for Habits of Reading in Early Modern England

Steven Zwicker directed Habits of Reading in Early Modern England (NEH Institute) in the summer of 1997. For more past programming from the Folger Institute, please see the article Folger Institute scholarly programs archive.

1.The Field, the Terms, the Problems

Nicholas Baker, A Potencie of Life: Books in Society: The Clark Lectures 1986–1987 (1993).

Jonathan Boyarin, ed., The Ethnography of Reading (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1993).

Michel de Certeau, "Reading as Poaching." in The Practice of Everyday Life (Berkeley, 1984): 165–176.

_____. Cultural History: Between Practices and Representations (Cambridge, 1988).

_____. ed., The Culture of Print: Power and the Uses of Print in Early Modern Europe (Princeton, 1989).

Roger Chartier, The Order of Books (Stanford, 1994).

John Dagenais, The Ethics of Reading in Manuscript Culture (Princeton, 1994).

Robert Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre and other Episodes in French Cultural History (New York, 1984).

Cathy N. Davidson, Reading in America: Literature and Social History (Baltimore, 1989).

Elizabeth Eisenstein, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 1991).

L. Febvre and H.-J. Martin, The Coming of the Book: the Impact of Printing 1450–1800, trans. D. Gerard (London and New York, 1990).

Francois Furet and Jacques Ozouf, Reading and Writing: Literacy in France from Calvin to Jules Ferry (Cambridge, 1982).

Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller (Baltimore, 1980).

Jack Goody, The Logic of Writing and the Organization of Society (Cambridge, 1986).

Anthony Grafton, "The Importance of Being Printed." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 2 (1980).

J. Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (Cambridge, Mass., 1989).

Sandra L. Hindman, ed., Printing the Written Word: The Social History of Books, c. 1450–1520 (Ithaca, 1992).

Wolfgang Iser, The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response (Baltimore, 1978).

_____. The Implied Reader (Baltimore, 1978).

Hans Robert Jauss, Towards an Aesthetic of Reception (Minneapolis, 1982).

Alvin Kernan, Samuel Johnson and the Impact of Print (Princeton, 1989).

Henri-Jean Martin, The History and Power of Writing (Chicago, 1988).

Peter D. McDonald, "Implicit Structures and Explicit Interactions: Pierre Bourdieu and the History of the Book." The Library 19 (June 1997): 105–121.

D. F. McKenzie, The Panizzi Lectures, 1985: Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts (London, 1986).

David R, Olson, ed., Literacy, Language, and Learning: The Nature and Consequences of Reading and Writing (Cambridge, 1985). _____. The World on Paper: The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Writing and Reading (Cambridge, 1994).

Mark Rose, Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright (Cambridge, Mass., 1993). I. R. Willison, "Remarks on the History of the Book as a Field of Study in the Humanities." Library Chronicle of the University of Texas 21:3–4 (1991): 95–147.

2.Early Modern Theories of Writing and Habits of Reading

Peter Beal, "'The most constant and best entertainment': Sir George Etherege's Reading in Ratison." The Library 10 (June 1988): 122–44. David R. Carlson, English Humanist Books: Writers and Patrons, Manuscript and Print, 1475–1525 (Toronto, 1994).

Robert Darnton, "Reading, Writing, and Publishing in Eighteenth-Century France: A Case Study in the Sociology of Literature?" Daedalus 100 (1971): 214–56.

Martin Elsky, Authorizing Words: Speech, Writing, and Print in the English Renaissance (Ithaca, 1989).

Margaret Ferguson, Trials of Desire: Renaissance Defenses of Poetry (New Haven, 1983).

Francois Furet and Jacques Ozouf, Reading and Writing: Literacy in France from Calvin to Jules Ferry (Cambridge, 1982).

Julia Haig Gaisser, Catullus and his Renaissance Readers (Oxford, 1992).

Jean-Marie Goulemot, Forbidden Texts: Erotic Literature and Its Readers in Eighteenth-Century France (Philadelphia, 1994).

Anthony Grafton, "Renaissance Readers and Ancient Texts: Comments on Some Commentaries." Renaissance Quarterly 38 (1985): 615–649.

Timothy Hampton, Writing From History: The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature (Ithaca, 1990).

Lisa Jardine, Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print (Princeton, 1993).

Daniel Javitch, Poetry and Courtliness in Renaissance England (Princeton, 1978).

D. F. McKenzie, "Printers of the Mind: Some Notes on Bibliographical Theories and Printing House Practices," in Martha Woodmanse and Peter Jaszi, eds., The Construction of Authorship (Durham, 1994).

Malcom Parkes, Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West (Berkeley, 1993). William Sherman, John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the English Renaissance (Amherst, 1995).

Christopher Stray, "The Smell of Latin Grammar: Contrary Imaginings in English Classrooms." in Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 76 (Autumn 1994): 201–20.

3.Constructing the Early Modern Reader

Jonathan Barry, "Literacy and Literature in Popular Culture: Reading and Writing in Historical Perspective." in Popular Culture in England, c, 1500–1850, ed. Tim Harris (New York, 1994): 69–94.

Blayney, Peter W. M., The Bookshops in Paul's Cross Churchyard (London, 1990).

Bernard S. Capp, English Almanacs, 1500–1800: Astrology and the Popular Press (Ithaca, 1979).

David Cressy, Literacy and the Social Order: Reading and Writing in Tudor and Stuart England (Cambridge, 1980).

Robert Darnton, "Reading, Writing, and Publishing in Eighteenth-Century France: A Case Study in the Sociology of Literature?" Daedalus 100 (1971): 214–56.

Margaret Ezell, Writing Women's Literary History (Baltimore, 1996).

K. Flint, The Female Reader (Oxford, 1993).

R. Hirsch, Printing, Selling and Reading 1450–1550 (Wiesbaden, 1974).

J. Paul Hunter, "Readers Reading." in Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth-Century English Fiction (New York, 1990): 61–88.

Lorna Hutson, "Fortunate Travelers: Reading for the Plot in Sixteenth– Century England." Representations 41 (1993): 83-103.

Roberta L. Kreuger, Women Readers and the Ideology of Gender in Old French Verse Romance (Cambridge, 1995).

Marie–Rose Logan, ed., The Renaissance and its Readers (New York, 1989).

Harold Love, Scribal Publication in Seventeenth Century England (Oxford, 1993).

Arthur F. Marotti, Manuscript, Print, and the English Renaissance Lyric (Ithaca, 1995).

Randall Martin, "The Autobiography of Grace, Lady Mildmay [1617–1620]." Renaissance and Reformation 18 (Winter 1994): 33–81.

Michael Mendle, "De-Facto Freedom, De-Facto Authority, Press and Parliament, 1640–1643." Historical Journal 38:2 (June 1995): 307–32.

Nancy K, Miller, "Men's Reading, Women's Writing: Gender and the Rise of the Novel." Yale French Studies 75 (1988): 40–55.

Rosemary O'Day, Education and Society, 1500–1800: The Social Foundations of Education in Early Modern Britain (London, 1982).

James Raven, Helen Small, Naomi Tadmor, eds., The Practice and Representation of Reading in England (Cambridge, 1996).

William Ray, "Reading Women: Cultural Authority, Gender, and the Novel: the Case of Rousseau." Eighteenth-Century Studies 27 (Spring 1994): 421–47.

Jonathan Rose, "Reading the English Common Reader: A Preface to the History of Audiences." Journal of the History of Ideas 53 (1992): 47–52.

William Sherman and Lisa Jardine, "Pragmatic Readers: Knowledge Transactions and Scholarly Services in Late Elizabethan England." in Religion, Culture, and Society in Early Modern Britain: Essay in Honour of Patrick Collinson, ed., Anthony Fletcher and Peter Roberts (Cambridge, 1994).

K. Shevelow, Women and Print Culture (London, 1989).

Margaret Spufford, Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and Its Readership in Seventeenth-Century England (Athens, 1981).

Lawrence Stone, "Literacy and Education in England, 1640–1900." Past and Present 42 (February 1969): 69–139.

Keith Thomas, "The Meaning of Literacy in Early Modern England." The Written Word: Literacy in Transition, ed. Gerd Baumann (Oxford, 1986): 97–131.

Tessa Watt, Cheap Print and Popular Piety, 1550–1640 (Cambridge, 1991).

4. Reading and Early Modern Politics

Thomas N. Corns, Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640–1660 (Oxford, 1992).

R. Cust, "News and Politics in England." Past and Present 112 (1986): 60–90.

J. A. Downie, Robert Harley and the Press: Propaganda and Public Opinion in the Age of Swift and Defoe (Cambridge, 1979).\

J. A. Downie and T. N. Corns, Telling People What to Think: Early Eighteenth-Century Periodicals (New York, 1993).

Adam Fox, "Ballads, Libels and Popular Ridicule in Jacobean England." Past and Present 145 (November 1994): 47–83.

Ann Rosalind Jones, "Contentious Readings: Urban Humanism and Gender Difference in La Puce de Madame Des-Roches (1582)." Renaissance Quarterly 48 (Spring 1995): 109–28.

Robin Myers and Michael Harris, eds., Spreading the Word: The Distribution Networks of Print, 1550–1850 (London, 1990).

D. F. McKenzie, "The London Book Trade in the Later Seventeenth Century." (unpublished, 1976).

Annabel M. Patterson, Censorship and Interpretation: The Conditions of Writing and Reading in Early Modern England (Madison, 1984).

Alan Roper, "Drawing Parallels and Making Applications in Restoration Literature." in Politics as Reflected in Literature (Los Angeles, 1989): 29–65.

Kevin Sharpe and Steven Zwicker, eds., Politics of Discourse: The Literature and History of Seventeenth-Century England (Berkeley, 1987).

Kevin Sharpe, Criticism and Compliment: The Politics of Literature in the England of Charles I (Cambridge, 1987).

Keith L. Sprunger, Trumpets From the Tower: English Puritan Printing in the Netherlands, 1600–1640 (Leiden, 1994).

Nigel Smith, Literature and Revolution in England, 1640–1660 (New Haven, 1994). A. H. Tricomi, "Philip, Earl of Pembroke, and the Analogical Way of Reading Political Tragedy." Journal of English and Germanic Philology 85 (July 1986): 332–45.

John M. Wallace, "'Examples Are Best Precepts': Readers and Meanings in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry." Critical Inquiry 1 (December 1974): 273–90.

Steven Zwicker, Lines of Authority: Politics and English Literary Culture, 1649–1689 (Ithaca, 1993).

5.The Evidence of the Margin

R. C. Alston, Books with Manuscript: A Short Title Catalogue of Books with Manuscript Notes in the British Library (London, 1994).

Stephen Barney, ed., Annotation and Its Texts (Oxford, 1991). Robert Evans, "Ben Jonson's Library and Marginalia: New Evidence from the Folger Collection." Philological Quarterly 66 (1987): 521–528.

_____. Habits of Mind: Evidence and Effects of Ben Jonson's Reading (Lewisburg, 1995).

Lisa Jardine and Anthony Grafton, "'Studied for Action': How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy." Past and Present 129 (November 1990): 30–78.

Lawrence Lipking, "The Marginal Gloss." Critical Inquiry 3 (1977): 609–54.

J. Manning, "Notes and Marginalia in Bishop Percy's Copy of Spenser's Works (1611)." Notes and Queries 31:2 (1984):225–7.

Gorden McMullan, "Some Late Seventeenth-Century Annotations in Wadham's Copy of the Beaumont and Fletcher First Folio." Notes and Queries 35 (1988): 496–8.

James Nielson, "Reading Between the Lines: Manuscript Personality and Gabriel Harvey's Drafts." Studies in English Literature 33 (Winter 1993): 43–82.

A. E. Planchart, "Fragments, Palimpsests, and Marginalia." Journal of Musicology 6 (1988): 293–339. William Slights, "The Edifying Margin of Renaissance English Books." Renaissance Quarterly 42: 4 (Winter 1989): 682–716.

_____. "'Notes That Spoile the Text': Scriptural Annotation in the English Renaissance." Huntington Library Quarterly 55:2 (1992): 255–78.

Roger Stoddard, Marks in Books, Shown and Explained (Harvard, 1985).

Evelyn B. Tribble, Margins and Marginality: The Printed Page in Early Modern England (Charlottesville, 1994). Steven Zwicker, "Reading the Margins: Politics and the Habits of Appropriation." in Refiguring Revolutions: Aesthetics and Politics from the English Revolution to the Romantic Revolution, eds., Kevin Sharpe and Steven Zwicker (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1998): 101–116.