Reading List Bibliography

Anzuoni, Mitch. “Tracing Paper.” Logic, no. 10, Spring 2020, pp. 83–90.

Baxter, Joan. The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest. Pottersfield Press, 2017.

Berliner, Jonathan. “Written in the Birch Bark: The Linguistic-Material Worldmaking of Simon Pokagon.” PMLA, vol. 125, no. 1, 2010, pp. 73–91.

Bittel, Carla Jean, et al. Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

Blum, Hester. The News at the Ends of the Earth: The Print Culture of Polar Exploration. Duke University Press, 2019.

Butterworth, Emily. “Apothecaries’ Cornets: Books as Waste Paper in the Renaissance.” MLN, vol. 133, no. 4, 2018, pp. 891–913.  doi:10.1353/mln.2018.0059.

Calhoun, Joshua. The Nature of the Page: Poetry, Papermaking, and the Ecology of Texts in Renaissance England. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.

Cao, Maggie M. “Trompe L’oeil and Financial Risk in the Age of Paper.” Grey Room, vol. 78, Feb. 2020, pp. 6–33.  doi:10.1162/grey_a_00287.

Constable, Marianne. “The Paper Shredder: Trails of Law.” Law Text Culture, vol. 23, no. 1, 2019, pp. 276–93.

Craig, Heidi. “Rags, Ragpickers, and Early Modern Papermaking.” Literature Compass, vol. 16, no. 5, May 2019. doi:10.1111/lic3.12523.

Crain, Patricia. “Potent Papers.” Commonplace, Oct. 2008,

Derrida, Jacques. Paper Machine. Stanford University Press, 2005.

Drucker, Johanna. The Century of Artists’ Books. Granary Books, 1995.

Dworkin, Craig Douglas. No Medium. The MIT Press, 2013.

Flusser, Vilém. Gestures. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Fowler, Caroline. The Art of Paper: From the Holy Land to the Americas. Yale University Press, 2019.

Gitelman, Lisa. Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents. Duke University Press, 2014.

Goodman, Dena. “Why is writing paper blue? Colour and fashion in eighteenth century writing paper.” Les archives de l’invention, edited by Marie-Sophie Corcy et al., Presses Universitaires du Midi, 2006, pp. 537–46. 

Gruber Garvey, Ellen. Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. Oxford University Press, 2012. 

Heesen, Anke te. “News, Paper, Scissors: Clippings in the Sciences and Arts Around 1920.” Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science, edited by Lorraine Daston, Zone Books, 2004, pp. 297–327.

Henkin, David M. City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York. Columbia University Press, 1998.

Hetherington, Kregg. Guerrilla Auditors: The Politics of Transparency in Neoliberal Paraguay. Duke University Press, 2011.

Houston, Kieth. “Hidebound: The Grisly Invention of Parchment.” Longreads, Aug. 2016,

Hull, Matthew S. Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan. University of California Press, 2012.

Kafka, Ben. The Demon of Writing: Powers and Failures of Paperwork. Zone Books, 2020.

Kamin, Diana. “Mid-Century Visions, Programmed Affinities: The Enduring Challenges of Image Classification.” Journal of Visual Culture, vol. 16, no. 3, Dec. 2017, pp. 310–36. doi:10.1177/1470412917739739.

Kasten, Kathleen. “Writing Life: Paper as Symbol and Commodity in the Letters of the Marquise de Sévigné.” Dalhousie French Studies, vol. 107, 2015, pp. 77–85.

Krajewski, Markus. Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929. Translated by Peter Krapp, MIT Press, 2011.

Leong, Elaine. “Papering the Household: Paper, Recipes, and Everyday Technologies in Early Modern England.” Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge, edited by Carla Bittel et al., 2019, pp. 32–45.

Michelon, Christina. “Touching Sentiment: The Tactility of Nineteenth-Century Valentines.” Commonplace, Winter 2016,

Müller, Lothar. White Magic: The Age of Paper. Polity, 2016.

Price, Leah. How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain. Princeton University Press, 2012. 

Pristed, Birgitte Beck. “Reading and Recycling: The Soviet Paper Debate and Makulatura Books, 1974-91.” The Russian Review, vol. 78, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 122–40. doi:10.1111/russ.12214.

Robertson, Craig. “Granular Certainty, The Vertical Filing Cabinet, and the Transformation of Files.” Administory, vol. 4, no. 1, Dec. 2019, pp. 71–86. doi:10.2478/adhi-2019-0005.

Rule, John C., and Ben S. Trotter. A World of Paper: Louis XIV, Colbert de Torcy, and the Rise of the Information State. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.

Scott, Janet Lee. For Gods, Ghosts and Ancestors: The Chinese Tradition of Paper Offerings. University of Washington Press, 2007.

Senchyne, Jonathan. The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. University of Massachusetts Press, 2020.

Taylor, Clare. The Design, Production and Reception of Eighteenth-Century Wallpaper in Britain. Routledge, 2018.

Vismann, Cornelia. Files: Law and Media Technology. Translated by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Stanford University Press, 2008.

Wolfe, Heather. “Letter Writing and Paper Connoisseurship in Early Modern England.” Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge, edited by Carla Jean Bittel et al., University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019, pp. 17–31.