The Future of the Page

By Peter Stoicheff and Andrew Taylor

© 2004

The most basic unit of the physical book is the page. It has determined the historical evolution of the book, the types of information communicated, and how the audience accesses that information.

Unique and rewarding in both its scope and approach, The Future of the Page is a collection of essays that presents the best of recent critical theory on the history and future of the page and its enormous influence on Western thought and culture. Spanning the centuries between the earliest record of the page and current computerized conceptions of page-like entities, the essays examine the size of the page, its relative dimensions, materials, design, and display of information.

The page is broadly defined, allowing the volume to explore topics ranging from medieval manuscripts to non-European alternatives to the page, Algonquin symbolic literacy, and hypertext. This thought-provoking collection will appeal to literary scholars, book historians, graphic designers, and those interested in the impact of evolving print technologies on intellectual and cultural life.

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  • Series: Studies in Book and Print Culture
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 330 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.8in x 0.7in x 9.7in
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Unique and rewarding in both its scope and approach, The Future of the Page is a collection of essays that presents the best of recent critical theory on the history and future of the page and its enormous influence on Western thought and culture.

The Future of the Page

By Peter Stoicheff and Andrew Taylor

© 2004

The most basic unit of the physical book is the page. It has determined the historical evolution of the book, the types of information communicated, and how the audience accesses that information.

Unique and rewarding in both its scope and approach, The Future of the Page is a collection of essays that presents the best of recent critical theory on the history and future of the page and its enormous influence on Western thought and culture. Spanning the centuries between the earliest record of the page and current computerized conceptions of page-like entities, the essays examine the size of the page, its relative dimensions, materials, design, and display of information.

The page is broadly defined, allowing the volume to explore topics ranging from medieval manuscripts to non-European alternatives to the page, Algonquin symbolic literacy, and hypertext. This thought-provoking collection will appeal to literary scholars, book historians, graphic designers, and those interested in the impact of evolving print technologies on intellectual and cultural life.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Book and Print Culture
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 330 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.8in x 0.7in x 9.7in
  • Author Information

    Peter Stoicheff is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan.



    Andrew Taylor is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Ottawa.

  • Table of contents

    Introduction: Architectures, Ideologies, and Materials of the Page – Peter Stoicheff and Andrew Taylor

    1. Turning the Page - Alberto Manguel
    2. Decolonizing the Medieval Page - John Dagenais
    3. Nicholas Jenson and the Form of the Renaissance Page - David R. Carlson
    4. Back to the Future – Littorally: Annotating the Historical Page - W.W.E. Slights
    5. Algonquian Symbolic Literacy: Knowledge Without Pages - Marie Battiste
    6. Print Culture and Decolonizing the University - L.M. Findlay
    7. Incomplete. With it an Abode of Bliss; James Joyce's Ulysses on the Page and on the Screen - Michael Groden
    8. Visible and Invisible Books: Hermetic Images in N-Dimensional Space - Jerome McGann
    9. Virtually Human: The Electronic Page and the Archived Body - Allison Muri
    10. A Media Migration: Toward a Potential Literature for 'The Future of the Page' - Joseph Tabbi
    11. Our Bodies are not Final - Edison del Canto
    12. Artist's Pages: Critical Interventions in 'Writing Space' - Lynne Bell

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