In addition to readings assigned for class, you will find suggestions for work to support your research in this brief bibliography.
You will find a good bibliography in An Introduction to Book History (145-57). For more detailed and extensive reference bibliographies on the topics of Bibliography and Scholarly Editing, see the Tanselle Syllabi (via Rare Book School). They are comprehensive guides to a range of topics in both fields.
Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. Oxford: OUP, 1972; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1995.
McKerrow, R. B. An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford: OUP, 1927; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1994.
Tanselle, G. Thomas. Bibliographical Analysis: A Historical Introduction. Cambridge: CUP, 2009.
Febvre, Lucien, and Henri-Jean Martin. The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800. London: Verso, 1976.
Finklestein, David, and Alistair McCleery. The Book History Reader. Second edition. London: Routledge, 2006.
Howard, Nicole. The Book: The Life Story of a Technology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2009.
Howsam, Leslie. Old Books and New Histories: An Orientation to Studies in Book and Print Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
Suarez, Michael F., and H. W. Woudhuysen. The Oxford Companion to the Book. Oxford: OUP, 2010.
Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall. Encyclopedia of the Book. Second edition. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2001.
Reading & Not-reading
Altick, Richard D. The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957; Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1998.
Bayard, Pierre. How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read. Trans. Jeffrey Mehlman. New York: Bloomsbury, 2007.
Jacobs, Alan. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Oxford: OUP, 2011.
Moretti, Franco. Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History. London: Verso, 2005.
Radway, Janice A. Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy and Popular Literature. London: Verso, 1987.
Textual Criticism & Scholarly Editing
Bornstein, George, and Ralph G. Williams, eds. Palimpsest: Editorial Theory in the Humanities. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.
Gaskell, Philip. From Writer to Reader: Studies in Editorial Method. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978.
Greetham, David C. Textual Scholarship: An Introduction. New York and London: Garland, 1992.
McGann, Jerome J. Critique of Modern Textual Criticism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
—. The Textual Condition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.
McKenzie, D. F. Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts. London: The British Library, 1986.
Stillinger, Jack. Multiple Authorship and the Myth of Solitary Genius. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Tanselle, G. Thomas. A Rationale of Textual Criticism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.
A Companion to Digital Humanities. Eds. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Eds. Ray Siemens, Susan Schreibman. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.
Burnard, L., K. O’Brien O’Keeffe, and J. Unsworth, eds. Electronic Textual Editing. New York: MLA, 2006.
McGann, Jerome J. Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web. New York and London, Palgrave/St Martins, 2001.
Shillingsburg Peter. From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts. Cambridge: CUP, 2006.
—. Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age: Theory and Practice. 3rd edition. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.
Sutherland, Kathryn. Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory. Oxford, OUP, 1997.