Illuminating Letters: Typography and Literary Interpretation

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages
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What do we read when we read a text? The author's words, of course, but is that all? The prevailing publishing ethic has insisted that typography - the selection and arrangement of type and other visual elements on a page - should be an invisible, silent and deferential servant to the text it conveys.
 

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Contents

Reading the Invisible PAUL C GUTJAHR and MEGAN L BENTOIM
1
The Letters of the Law Four Centuries of Typography in the King James Bible PAUL C GUTJAHR
17
Bridge One
45
Peirs Plouhman sic and the formidable array of blackletter in the Early Nineteenth Century SARAH A KELEN
47
Bridge Two
69
Typography and Gender Remasculating the Modern Book MEGAN L BENTON
71
Bridge Three
95
Perpetual Notion Typography Economy and Losing Nella Larsen BETH McCOY
97
The Autograph Manuscript in Print Samuel Richardsons Type Font Manipulation in Clarissa STEVEN R PRICE
117
Bridge Five
137
The Italics are Mine Edgar Allan Poe and the Semiotics of Print LEON JACKSON
139
Bridge Six
163
Graphic Text Graphic Context Interpreting Custom Fonts and Hands in Contemporary Comics GENE KANNENBERG JR
165
Notes on Contributors
193
Index
195
Copyright

Bridge Four
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