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S. C. Arndt completed her Ph. D. in 2012 at Trinity College Dublin with a thesis on the comparative print cultures of Belfast and Baltimore in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. She has published on provincial circulating libraries and their relationships with London in the Print Networks series published by Oak Knoll in 2011. She is currently completing a book-length study on provincial print culture in the Atlantic world.

Janine Barchas is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Graphic Design, Print Culture, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2003), which won the George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Prize. Her latest book is Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). This essay is part of her current research project on the marketing and packaging of Austen’s novels, from 1833 to the present.

Antonio T. Bly is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Africana Studies Minor at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. His research explores the connections between African American Studies and the History of the Book in America. He is currently working on a monograph tentatively entitled “Protesting With Their Feet: Slave Resistance and Culture in Colonial New England,” which builds on his recent book, Escaping Bondage: A Documentary History of Runaway Slaves in Eighteenth-Century New England, 1700–1798 (Lexington Books, 2012).

Patrick Buckridge is Professor of Literary Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. His books include The Scandalous Penton (University of Queensland Press, 1994) and By The Book: A Literary History of Queensland (University of Queensland Press, 2007). He has published articles on Australian reading history, and is currently working on a history of Australia’s reading culture between the Wars, and on a history of the publishing house of Harrap. [End Page 428]

David Carter is Professor of Australian Literature and Cultural History at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. His books include Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (China Ocean University Press, 2010), Making Books: Contemporary Australian Publishing (University of Queensland Press, 2007), and Culture in Australia: Policies, Publics and Programs (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2001). He is a contributor to the Cambridge History of Australian Literature, the Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature, and the History of the Book in Australia. He is currently researching the history of middlebrow book culture in Australia, and relations between Australian authors and the American publishing industry.

Janice Cavell is a historian working for the Canadian government and an adjunct research professor at Carleton University. She is the author of Tracing the Connected Narrative: Arctic Exploration in British Print Culture, 1818–1860 (University of Toronto Press, 2008) and many journal articles, and co-author of Acts of Occupation: Canada and Arctic Sovereignty, 1918–25 (University of British Columbia Press, 2010).

Edmund G. C. King is a postdoctoral Research Associate in the English Department at the Open University, United Kingdom, where he works on the Reading Experience Database (

Jann Marson is a doctoral candidate in art history and the collaborative graduate program in book history and print culture at the University of Toronto. His research considers the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century sources of Surrealism, cultures of revolt, and the contested relationship between art and politics. His dissertation, “Cut, Paste, Protest: The Art of Marcel Mariën and International Politics,” examines the way in which the Belgian Surrealist Mariën theorized and implemented new strategies of political subversion in his artistic, literary, and publishing outputs.

W. J. (Bill) Mc Cormack was Professor of Literary History at Goldsmiths College, University of London until his retirement in 2002. He subsequently devoted six years to reviving the Edward Worth Library (founded 1733) in Dublin. His publications include Fool of the Family: The Life of J. M. Synge (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2000), Roger Casement in Death; or, Haunting the Free State (Dublin: UCD Press, 2002), and Dublin 1916: The French Connection (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 2012). He lives in rural County Wicklow. [End Page 429]

Meredith L. McGill is associate professor of English at Rutgers University where...


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