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Partington, Gill

Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporary

Partington, Gill - Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporary, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Gill Partington, Adam Smyth

Part I. Burning

2. Burning Sexual Subjects: Books, Homophobia and the Nazi Destruction of the Institute of Sexual Science in Berlin
Heike Bauer

3. Burning to Read: Ben Jonson’s Library Fire of 1623
Adam Smyth

Part II. Mutilating

4. From Books to Skoob; Or, Media Theory with a Circular Saw
Gill Partington

5. ‘Book Torture’: An Interview with Ross Birrell
Adam Smyth, Gill Partington, Ross Birrell

Part III. Doctoring

6. Belligerent Literacy, Bookplates and Graffiti: Dorothy Helbarton’s Book
Anthony Bale

7. Doctoring Victorian Literature — A Humument: An interview with Tom Phillips
Adam Smyth, Gill Partington, Tom Phillips

Part IV. Degrading

8. ‘Miss Cathy’s riven th’ back off “Th’ Helmet uh Salvation”’: Representing Book Destruction in Mid-Victorian Print Culture
Stephen Colclough

9. Waste Matters: Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend and Nineteenth-Century Book Recycling
Heather Tilley

Part V. Deforming/Reshaping

10. The Aesthetics of Book Destruction
Kate Flint

11. Kindle — Recycling and the Future of the Book: An Interview with Nicola Dale
Adam Smyth, Gill Partington, Nicola Dale

Keywords: Literature, Early Modern/Renaissance Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Literary Theory, European Literature, Medieval Literature

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
New Directions in Book History
Page amount
227 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137367662
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-47455-4

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