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A.J. Berkovitz is a scholar of Jewish Antiquity. His research explores Jewish texts, traditions and history from the formation of the Hebrew Bible until the rise of Islam. He received his Ph.D. in Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity from Princeton University and a BA/MA in Jewish Studies/Bible from Yeshiva University. His forthcoming book, A Life of Psalms in Jewish Late Antiquity (University of Pennsylvania), explores the history of Psalm reception in late ancient Judaism through the lenses of materiality, exegesis, liturgy, piety and magic. The book received a Jordan Schnitzer First Book Publication Award from the Association for Jewish Studies. He is also the co-editor of Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity: Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition (Routledge, 2018) and the author of numerous academic articles and popular essays. He was a Starr Fellow at Harvard. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Ancient Judaism at the Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.

Charlotte Hand is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include nineteenth-century American literature, history of the book, gender and sexuality in the U.S., and temporal and regional politics. Her doctoral thesis examines the regional and temporal revisions of the “True Woman” (an idealized image of middle-class white femininity) in nineteenth-century women’s fiction.

Jenna M. Herdman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Carleton University. Her research examines the intersection between Victorian print culture and the digital humanities and her doctoral work includes the development of a critical digital edition of London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew. Her work has been published in Victorian Periodicals Review and the Journal of Victorian Culture.

Sarah Lubelski is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the English Department at Ryerson University (renaming in progress). Her research explores the impact of gender on the publishing industry and publishing processes, with a focus on women’s work and the feminization of the publishing profession. She has published in the journals Archivaria and Publishing History.

Jennifer Manoukian is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a literary translator from Western Armenian. Her research interests include Ottoman Armenian social, cultural and intellectual history, linguistic purism, and the nexus between translation studies and book history.

Vike Martina Plock is Professor of Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity (2010), Modernism, Fashion and Women’s Writing (2017), and of The BBC German Service during the Second World War: Broadcasting to the Enemy (2021). She is currently working on a new book project on modernist writers as Penguin book authors.

Howard Rambsy II is Distinguished Research Professor of Literature at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he teaches courses on African American literature, cultural history, and comic books. He is the author of Bad Men: Creative Touchstones of Black Writers (2020) and The Black Arts Enterprise (2011).

Drew Starling is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Pennsylvania. His in-progress dissertation, “From Meditation to Information: Reading after Unigenitus,” considers the ways in which an early eighteenth-century religious controversy transformed reading practices in France in lasting ways. In addition to this research, he works generally on the history of authorship, printing, reading, and reception. An earlier version of this article received the University of Pennsylvania’s inaugural “Stallybrass Prize in the History of Material Texts” in 2021.

Germaine Warkentin is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She has published and reviewed on a broad range of topics: modern Canadian literature, Philip Sidney, Renaissance poetry, Northrop Frye, indigenous inscription, and most recently the Classical period, fields unified by her interest in manuscripts and the material book. Her current project is a study called “The Codex: A Critical History,” on the devising of the codex format in the early centuries of the first millennium, and its legacy up to the present digital turn.


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