History of reading tutorial 1: Finding evidence of reading in the past
History of reading tutorial 1: Finding evidence of reading in the past

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History of reading tutorial 1: Finding evidence of reading in the past

Further reading

Richard Altick, The English Common Reader: A social history of the mass reading public (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957).
Stephen Colclough, Consuming Texts: Readers and reading communities, 1695-1870 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007).
Rosalind Crone, Katie Halsey and Shafquat Towheed, ‘Examining the evidence of reading: three examples from the Reading Experience Database, 1450-1945’, in Bonnie Gunzenhauser, Reading in History: New methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010).
Miriam Dobson and Benjamin Ziemann, eds. Reading Primary Sources: The Interpretation of Texts from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History (Abingdon: Routledge, 2009).
Katie Halsey, ‘Reading the Evidence of Reading’, Popular Narrative Media, 2 (2008), pp. 123-137.
Femke Molekamp, ‘Using a Collection to Discover Reading Practices: The British Library Geneva Bibles and a History of their Early Modern Readers’, Electronic British Library Journal (2006): article 10.
James Raven, Helen Small, and Naomi Tadmor, eds. The Practice and Representation of Reading (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).
Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).
Jonathan Rose, ‘Rereading the English Common Reader: A preface to the history of audiences’, Journal of the History of Ideas, 53 (1992), pp. 47-70.
William St Clair, The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A study of nineteenth-century working-class autobiography (London: Europa, 1981).
David Vincent, ‘Reading in the working-class home’, in John K. Walton and James Walvin, eds. Leisure in Britain, 1780-1939 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1983).
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