Category Essays and Reviews

Review: Steffen Siegel: Fotogeschichte aus dem Geist des Fotobuchs. Göttingen: Wallstein 2019 (Ästhetik des Buches. 11).

Guest post by Ute Schneider, Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media / Book Studies, JGU Mainz In the series “Ästhetik des Buches” (Wallstein Verlag), an attractive little volume has been published in which the photography historian Steffen Siegel, Essen, reconstructs the history of photography from the history of the photo book. It is based […]

Review: Autorschaft und Bibliothek. Sammlungsstrategien und Schreibverfahren. Eds. S. Höppner, C. Jessen, J. Münkner & U. Trenkmann. Göttingen: Wallstein 2018 (Kulturen des Sammelns. 2).

Guest post by Ute Schneider, Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media / Book Studies, JGU Mainz This anthology contains the contributions to a conference organised in 2016 by the project “Autorenbibliotheken: Materialität – Wissensordnung – Performanz” in the Forschungsverbund Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel. The conference contributions were supplemented by further thematically related studies. The […]

New Publication: Alf Lüdtke/Tobias Nanz [Eds.]: Laute, Bilder, Texte. Register des Archivs. Göttingen: V & R unipress 2015.

Published in 2015. ISBN 978-3-8471-0236-6. 137 pp. with 36 images. Available in print (€30.00) and e-book (€23.99).   Link to the publication; link to the table of contents and a sample chapter Review by Stefanie Martin, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Preserving traces of the past – the main task of an archive – is important […]

New publication: Sandra Oster: Das Autorenfoto in Buch und Buchwerbung. Autorinszenierung und Kanonisierung mit Bildern. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter 2014 (Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens – Studien. 11).

Published in October 2014. ISBN 978-3-11-034632-9. 310 pp. Available in print and e-book (€99.95 each or €149.95 for a combination of print and e-book). Review by Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz In a humorous 2015 blog post about Frankfurt Book Fair events titled “Denkerfaust in Sepia, oder: Autorenfotos aus der Hölle”, Andrea Diener (Frankfurter Allgemeine […]

Hartfiel/Winnerling: (Making) Use of Books. Complete PDF and first issue of blog series

We are now delighted to publish the first issue of our series “Essays” as a PDF for open access download. The series is edited by our blog administration team: Doris Lechner, Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Alexander Starre and Simone Zweifel; it will appear irregularly as essays are published on the blog. Essays No. 1 (October/November 2015) The […]

(Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early Modern Books? / Collections & Conclusion (Post 4/4)

Guest post by Kristina Hartfiel & Tobias Winnerling, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit. This series of guest posts is inspired the workshop „Vom (Be-)Nutzen der Bücher“ – „About (Making) Use of Books“ (cf. https://bookhistorynetwork.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/conference-book-use-the-practices-of-using-books-in-the-early-modern-period-dusseldorf-november-14-15-2014/) (Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early […]

(Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early Modern Books? / Paratexts (Post 3/4)

Guest post by Kristina Hartfiel & Tobias Winnerling, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit. This series of guest posts is inspired the workshop „Vom (Be-)Nutzen der Bücher“ – „About (Making) Use of Books“ (cf. https://bookhistorynetwork.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/conference-book-use-the-practices-of-using-books-in-the-early-modern-period-dusseldorf-november-14-15-2014/) (Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early […]

(Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early Modern Books? / The Object (Post 2/4)

Guest post by Kristina Hartfiel & Tobias Winnerling, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit. This series of guest posts is inspired the workshop „Vom (Be-)Nutzen der Bücher“ – „About (Making) Use of Books“ (cf. https://bookhistorynetwork.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/conference-book-use-the-practices-of-using-books-in-the-early-modern-period-dusseldorf-november-14-15-2014/) (Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early […]

(Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early Modern Books? / Introduction (Post 1/4)

Guest post by Kristina Hartfiel & Tobias Winnerling, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit. This series of guest posts is inspired the workshop „Vom (Be-)Nutzen der Bücher“ – „About (Making) Use of Books“ (cf. https://bookhistorynetwork.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/conference-book-use-the-practices-of-using-books-in-the-early-modern-period-dusseldorf-november-14-15-2014/) (Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early […]

New publication: Slávka Rude-Porubská: Förderung literarischer Übersetzung in Deutschland. Akteure – Instrumente – Tendenzen. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2014 (Buchwissenschaftliche Beiträge. 85).

by Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz In her dissertation, completed in 2011 and published last year, Slávka Rude-Porubská analyzes the status of literary translation in Germany, looking in particular at actors, institutions and instruments which promote literary translation. The German book market can generally be considered as being open to translations, in particular the literary […]