IwP is pleased to announce a new publication by Principal Investigator Jonathan Sachs, The Poetics of Decline in British Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 2018)


Anxieties about decline were a prominent feature of British public discourse in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. These anxieties were borne out repeatedly in books and periodicals, pamphlets and poems. Tracing the reciprocal development of Romantic-era Britain’s rapidly expanding literary and market cultures through the lens of decline, Jonathan Sachs offers a fresh … Continue reading IwP is pleased to announce a new publication by Principal Investigator Jonathan Sachs, The Poetics of Decline in British Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

IwP announces the publication of Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation (University of Chicago Press, 2018)


A thorough rethinking of a field deserves to take a shape that is in itself new. Interacting with Print delivers on this premise, reworking the history of print through a unique effort in authorial collaboration. The book itself is not a typical monograph—rather, it is a “multigraph,” the collective work of twenty-two scholars who together have assembled … Continue reading IwP announces the publication of Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation (University of Chicago Press, 2018)

« The index card as thinking machine: Media, memory and writing in Hans Blumenberg, » a seminar by Prof Cornelius Borck


Date:  Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 17:30 Location:  McGill University, Arts Building, Room w-215 Dr. Cornelius Borck, professor of History, Theory, and Ethics of Medicine and Science at the University of Lübeck in Germany, will give a seminar entitled, « The index card as thinking machine: Media, memory and writing in Hans Blumenberg. » Before joining the … Continue reading « The index card as thinking machine: Media, memory and writing in Hans Blumenberg, » a seminar by Prof Cornelius Borck

New Book by IwP Member Marie-Claude Felton


Interacting with Print member Marie-Claude Felton’s new book, « Maîtres de leurs ouvrages: l’édition à compte d’auteur à Paris au XVIIIe siècle, » is now available from Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. Until the 18th Century, libraries enjoyed an unfair monopoly over the book scene in Paris. The tide turned in 1777 when authors finally acquired the … Continue reading New Book by IwP Member Marie-Claude Felton