Material Texts at Penn Press

Material Texts

Our Material Texts series explores cultural technologies of communication—books, manuscripts, scrolls, films, graffiti, the actor’s voice—with particular attention to the ways specific material forms affect meaning.


Series Editors:

Roger Chartier
Director of Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Joseph Farrell
Professor of Classics, University of Pennsylvania

Anthony Grafton
Professor of History, Princeton University

Leah Price
Professor of English, Harvard University

Peter Stallybrass
Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
Associate Professor of English, Fordham University

Penn Press editorial contact:
Walter Biggins, Editor-in-Chief
[email protected]

Browse the books in our
Material Texts series!

Bibliography and the Book Trades

Bibliography and the Book Trades

Hugh Amory, David D. Hall

Books and Readers in Early Modern England

Books and Readers in Early Modern England

Jennifer Andersen, Elizabeth Sauer, Stephen Orgel

Voice in Motion

Voice in Motion

Gina Bloom

Communication, Knowledge, and Memory in Early Modern Spain

Communication, Knowledge, and Memory in Early Modern Spain

Fernando Bouza, Sonia Lopez, Michael Agnew, Roger Chartier

Reading Women

Reading Women

Heidi Brayman Hackel, Catherine E. Kelly

The Pilgrim and the Bee

The Pilgrim and the Bee

Matthew P. Brown

The Queen's Library

The Queen's Library

Cynthia J. Brown

The Nature of the Page

The Nature of the Page

Joshua Calhoun

Historical Style

Historical Style

Timothy Campbell

Romantic Marks and Measures

Romantic Marks and Measures

Julia S. Carlson

The Medieval Craft of Memory

The Medieval Craft of Memory

Mary Carruthers, Jan M. Ziolkowski

Inscription and Erasure

Inscription and Erasure

Roger Chartier, Arthur Goldhammer, Arthur Goldhammer

Won in Translation

Won in Translation

Roger Chartier, John H. Pollack

The Prosthetic Tongue

The Prosthetic Tongue

Katie Chenoweth

Early African American Print Culture

Early African American Print Culture

Lara Langer Cohen, Jordan Alexander Stein

Reading Children

Reading Children

Patricia Crain

Out of Sorts

Out of Sorts

Joseph A. Dane

Blind Impressions

Blind Impressions

Joseph A. Dane

Genetic Criticism

Genetic Criticism

Jed Deppman, Daniel Ferrer, Michael Groden

Colonial Revivals

Colonial Revivals

Lindsay DiCuirci

The Camera and the Press

The Camera and the Press

Marcy J. Dinius

The Art of Allusion

The Art of Allusion

Sonja Drimmer

Divine Art, Infernal Machine

Divine Art, Infernal Machine

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

Paper Monsters

Paper Monsters

Samuel Fallon

Subscription Theater

Subscription Theater

Matthew Franks

Star Territory

Star Territory

Gordon Fraser

Pens and Needles

Pens and Needles

Susan Frye

Selling Antislavery

Selling Antislavery

Teresa A. Goddu

Slantwise Moves

Slantwise Moves

Douglas A. Guerra

Ways of Writing

Ways of Writing

David D. Hall

The Incarnate Text

The Incarnate Text

James Kearney

Bitstreams

Bitstreams

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

Bound to Read

Bound to Read

Jeffrey Todd Knight

"Hamlet" After Q1

"Hamlet" After Q1

Zachary Lesser

Knowing Books

Knowing Books

Christina Lupton

Tabula Picta

Tabula Picta

Marta Madero, Monique Dascha Inciarte, Monique Dascha Inciarte, Roland David Valayre, Roland David Valayre, Roger Chartier

Front Lines

Front Lines

Miguel Martínez, Miguel Martínez

Queer Philologies

Queer Philologies

Jeffrey Masten

Jeremiah's Scribes

Jeremiah's Scribes

Meredith Marie Neuman

The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

F. Thomas Noonan

Fair Copy

Fair Copy

Jennifer Putzi

Evening News

Evening News

Eileen Reeves

The Fallen Veil

The Fallen Veil

Raisa Adah Rexer

Inventing Exoticism

Inventing Exoticism

Benjamin Schmidt

Hitler's Face

Hitler's Face

Claudia Schmölders, Adrian Daub

Shakespeare's First Reader

Shakespeare's First Reader

Jason Scott-Warren

Used Books

Used Books

William H. Sherman

Book Traces

Book Traces

Andrew M. Stauffer

After Augustine

After Augustine

Brian Stock

Shakespeare's Stationers

Shakespeare's Stationers

Marta Straznicky

Curiosities and Texts

Curiosities and Texts

Marjorie Swann

Textual Situations

Textual Situations

Andrew Taylor

The Venetian Qur'an

The Venetian Qur'an

Pier Mattia Tommasino, Sylvia Notini, Sylvia Notini

The Literary Market

The Literary Market

Geoffrey Turnovsky

Sociable Knowledge

Sociable Knowledge

Elizabeth Yale