Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

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Inspiring debate since the early days of its publication, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein's The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe (1979) has exercised its own force as an agent of change in the world of scholarship. Its path-breaking agenda has played a central role in shaping the study of print culture and "book history"-fields of inquiry that rank among the most exciting and vital areas of scholarly endeavor in recent years.

Joining together leading voices in the field of print scholarship, this collection of twenty essays affirms the catalytic properties of Eisenstein's study as a stimulus to further inquiry across geographic, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries. From early modern marginalia to the use of architectural title pages in Renaissance books, from the press in Spanish colonial America to print in the Islamic world, from the role of the printed word in nation-building to changing histories of reading in the electronic age, this book addresses the legacy of Eisenstein's work in print culture studies today as it suggests future directions for the field.

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Just as Eisenstein's giant book is a manse with many rooms, many spaces into which one may project oneself intellectually, so too this stimulating collection, in its varied and sundry parts, will serve as an excellent resource for a variety of pedagogical uses in literature and history seminars where its essays can be placed into dialog with others.-- Matthew D. Thrond (Dept. of History, University of Texas at Austin
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Agents, Agency, and Print in Early Modern Europe
Introduction     13
Errata Lists and the Reader as Corrector   Ann Blair     21
Counterfeit Printing as an Agent of Diffusion and Change: The French Book-Privilege System and Its Contradictions (1498-1790)   Jean-Dominique Mellot     42
On the Threshold: Architecture, Paratext, and Early Print Culture   William H. Sherman     67
Moving Pictures: Foxes Martyrs and Little Gidding   Margaret Aston     82
Humphrey Moseley and the Invention of English Literature   David Scott Kastan     105
"On the Behalf of the Printers": A Late Stuart Printer-Author and Her Causes   Paula McDowell     125
Fixity versus Flexibility in "A Song on Tom of Danby" and Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel   Harold Love     140
Exchange, Agency, and Adaptation in the Cosmopolitan World of Print
Introduction     157
Reinventing Gutenberg: Woodblock and Movable-Type Printing in Europe and China   Kai-wing Chow     169
Scotland: International Politics, International Press   Arthur Williamson     193
Change and the Printing Press in Sixteenth-Century Spanish America   Antonio Rodriguez-Buckingham     216
The Southern Printer as Agent of Change in the American Revolution   Calhoun Winton     238
The Printing Press and Change in the Arab World   Geoffrey Roper     250
Print and the Emergence of Multiple Publics in Nineteenth-Century Punjab   Vivek Bhandari     268
"Ki nga pito e wha o te ao nei" (To the four corners of this world): Maori Publishing and Writing for Nineteenth-Century Maori-Language Newspapers   Jane McRae     287
Agency, Technology, and the New Global Media Revolution
Introduction     301
"Little Jobs": Broadsides and the Printing Revolution   Peter Stallybrass     315
What Difference Does Colonialism Make?: Reassessing Print and Social Change in an Age of Global Imperialism   Tony Ballantyne     342
The Laser Printer as an Agent of Change: Fixity and Fluxion in the Digital Age   Barbara A. Brannon     353
The Cultural Consequences of Printing and the Internet   James A. Dewar   Peng Hwa Ang     365
Seeing the World in Print   Robert A. Gross     378
The Printing Revolution: A Reappraisal   Roger Chartier     397
A Conversation with Elizabeth L. Eisenstein   Baron   Lindquist   Shevlin     409
Publications/Elizabeth L. Eisenstein      421
Reviews of The Printing Press as an Agent of Change     426
Notes on Contributors     431
Index     437
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