Texts in Society
Barthes, Roland (1988). ‘The Death of the Author’. In idem. Image-Music-Text. New York: Hill and Wang.
Bennett, Andrew, ed (1995). Readers and Reading. London & New York: Longman House.
Boyarin, Jonathan (1993). The Ethnography of Reading. University of California Press.
Coser, Lewis, Charles Kadushin and Walter Powell (1985). Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing.
Derrida, Jacques (1976) Of Grammatology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Eisenstein, Elizabeth (1979). The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge U Press.
Goody, Jack (1987). The Interface Between the Written and the Oral. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Johns, Adrian (1998). The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
McGann, Jerome (1991). The Textual Condition. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
McLuhan, Marshall (1962). The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man. Toronto: U of Toronto Press.
Nunberg, Geoffrey, ed (1996). The Future of the Book. Berkeley: U of California Press.
Ong, Walter J (1982). Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. London and New York: Methuen.
Stock, Brian (1983). The Implications of Literacy: Written Language and Modes of Interpretation in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
--- (1990). Listening for the Text: On the Uses of the Past. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Overviews and Theories of Jewish Textuality (including studies of the canonical classical literature: Bible, Midrash, Talmud, etc)
Boyarin, Daniel (1990). Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Boyarin, Jonathan (1991). ‘Jewish Ethnography and the Question of the Book.’ Anthropological Quarterly, 64 (1): 14-29.
Brisman, Leslie (1990). The Voice of Jacob. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Faur, Jose (1986). Golden Doves With Silver Dots. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Gold, Leonard Singer, and New York Public Library (1988). A Sign and a witness : 2,000 years of Hebrew books and illuminated manuscripts. Studies in Jewish History. New York ;, Oxford : New York Public Library and Oxford University Press.
Gries, Zeev (forthcoming in 2004?). The Book in the Jewish World, 1700-1900.
Halbertal, Moshe (1997). People of the Book: Canon, Meaning, and Authority. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard U Press.
Hadelman, Susan (1982). Slayers of Moses. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Hartman, Geoffrey and Sanford Budick, eds (1986). Midrash and Literature. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Ouaknin, Marc-Alain (1998). The Burnt Book. Princeton University Press.
Posner, Raphael and Israel Ta-Shema, eds (1975). The Hebrew Book: An Historical Survey. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House.
Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim (1997). Haggadah and History: A Panorama in Facsimile of Five Centuries of the Printed Haggadah from the Collections of Harvard University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society.
Mediaeval Jewish Book Culture
Bedos-Rezak, Brigitte (1993). ‘The Confrontation of Orality and Textuality: Jewish and Christian Literacy in Eleventh and Twelfth-Century Northern France’. In Gabrielle Sed-Rejna, ed. Rashi, 1040-1990: Hommage a Ephraim E. Urbach. Paris, pp.541-558.
Goitein, S. D. (1973). Letters of Medieval Jewish Traders. Princeton U Press.
Manache, Sophia, ed (1996). Communication in the Jewish Diaspora: The Pre-Modern World. Leiden/New York: E. J. Brill Publishers.
Reif, Stefan (1990). ‘Aspects of Mediaeval Jewish Literacy’. In Rosamond McKitterick, ed. The Uses of Literacy in Early Mediaeval Europe. Cambridge University Press: 134-155.
Jewish Book Publishers and Publishing
Goldberg, Hillel (1981). ‘Review of Israeli Intellectual Life: Evaluating the Book-Publishing Explosion.’ Tradition, 19 (2): 163-170.
Gries, Zeev (1996). ‘The Hasidic Managing Editor as an Agent of Culture,’ in Ada Rapaport-Albert ed. Hasidism Reappraised. London: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, pp.141-155.
Madison, Charles (1976). Jewish Publishing in America: The Impact of Jewish Writing on American Culture. New York: Sanhedrin Press.
Sarna, Jonathan D (1989). JPS: The Americanization of Jewish Culture, 1888-1988. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society.
Jewish “Minor Texts” (cookbooks, postcards, inscriptions, ketuboth, etc)
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara (1991). ‘Kitchen Judaism’. Getting Comfortable in New York: The American Jewish Home, 1880-1950. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.
Sabar, Shalom (2000). Ketubbah : the art of Jewish marriage contract. New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications.
Shadur, Joseph, and Yehudit Shadur (2002). Traditional Jewish papercuts: an inner world of art and symbol. Hanover : University Press of New England.
Silvain, Gérard, and Henri Minczeles (1999). Yiddishland. Corte Madera, CA : Gingko [on postcards]
Jewish Periodical Publishing
Brown, Michael (1969). ‘All, All Alone: The Hebrew Press in America from 1914 to 1924.’ American Jewish History Quarterly, LIX (2): 139-178.
Levi, Amnon (1990). ‘The Haredi Press and Secular Society,’ in Religious and Secular: Conflict and Accommodation between Jews in Israel. Ed Charles Liebman. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, pp.21-44.
Michelson, Menachem (1990). ‘The Ultra-Orthodox Press in Israel.’ Qesher, 8: 12e-21e.
Mintz, Alan and David Roskies (1995). ‘The Role of Periodicals in the Formation of Modern Jewish Identity’. Prooftexts, 15 (1).
Paczkowski, Andrzej (1994). ‘The Jewish Press in the Political Life of the Second Republic.’ Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, 8: 176-193.
Prager, Moshe (1967). ‘When Hasidim of Ger Became Newsmen,’ in Lucy Dawidowicz. The Golden Tradition: Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe. Boston: Beacon Press.
Shmeruk, C. (1986). ‘The Yiddish Press in Eastern Europe’. Jewish Quarterly, 33 (1): 24-28.
Soltes, Mordecai (1925). The Yiddish Press: An Americanizing Agency. New York: Columbia U Press/Jewish Publication Society Press.
Stein, S. (2003). Making Jews Modern: The Yiddish and Ladino Press in the Russian and Ottoman Empires. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Jewish Readers and Performers (including issues of literacy and textual competency)
Baruchson, S (1993). Books and Readers: The Reading Interests of Italian Jews at the Close of the Renaissance. Bar-Ilan University Press.
Epstein, Shifra (1987). ‘Drama on a Table: The Bobover Hasidim Piremshpiyl’. In Harvey E. Golderg (ed.), Judaism Viewed from Within and From Without. Albany: SUNY Press, 1987: 195-217.
Heilman, Samuel (2002). The People of the Book: Drama, Fellowship and Religion (second edition). New Brunswick, NJ and London: Transaction Publishers.
Kellman, Ellen (2003). ‘Dos yidishe bukh alarmirt! Towards the History of Yiddish Reading in Inter-War Poland’. Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, 16: 213-241.
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara (1982). ‘The cut that binds: the Western Ashkenazic Torah binder as nexus between circumcision and Torah.’ Celebration, studies in festivity and ritual. Ed Victor Witter Turner, 136-46. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara (1990). ‘Performance of Precepts/Precepts of Performance: Hasidic Celebrations of Purim in Brooklyn’. By Means of Performance: Intercultural Studies of Theatre and Ritual. eds Richard Schechner, and Willa Appel, 109-17. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Parush, Iris (1994). ‘Readers in Cameo: Women Readers in Jewish Society of Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe.’ Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, 14 (1): 1-23.
Parush, Iris (1995). ‘The Politics of Literacy: Women and Foreign Languages in Jewish Society of 19th-Century Eastern Europe.’ Modern Judaism, 15 (2): 183-206.
Parush, Iris (1997). “Women Readers as Agents of Social Change among Eastern European Jews in the Late Nineteenth Century.” Gender and History, 9 (1): 60-82.
Shandler, Jeffrey (1993). “ ‘We Can Read and Understand’: A Semiotic Analysis of the American Yiddish Primer and the Transformation of Literacy.” In Field of Yiddish: Studies in Language, Folklore, and Literature (Fifth Collection). Ed. David Goldberg.
Northwestern University Press, pp. 263-301.
Shandler, Jeffrey (2000). “Beyond the Mother Tongue: Learning the Meaning of Yiddish in America.” Jewish Social Studies, 6 (3): 97-123.
Slobin, Mark (1996). Tenement Songs: The Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants. University of Illinois Press.
Stampfer, Shaul (1988). ‘Heder Study, Knowledge of Torah, and the Maintenance of Social Stratification in Traditional East European Jewish Society.’ Studies in Jewish Education, 3: 271-289.
Stampfer, Shaul (1993). ‘What did ‘Knowing Hebrew’ Mean in Eastern Europe?’ In Hebrew in Ashkenaz: A Language in Exile, Lewis Glinert, ed. Oxford: Oxford U Press, pp.129-140.
Wolberger, Lionel (1990). Music of Holy Argument: The Ethnomusicology of Talmudic Debate. Unpublished PhD dissertation. Wesleyan University.
Jewish Textuality and Orthodoxy
El-Or, Tamar (1994). Educated and Ignorant: Ultraorthodox Jewish Women and their World. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Friedman, Menachem (1987). ‘Life Tradition and Book Tradition in the Development of Ultraorthodox Judaism,’ in Harvey Goldberg, ed. Judaism Viewed from Within and from Without: Anthropological Studies. Albany: SUNY Press, pp.235-55.
Soloveitchik, Haym (1994). ‘Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Contemporary Orthodoxy.’ Tradition, 28 (4): 64-130.
Text and Image
Baron-Carvais, Annie and Didier Pasamonik (2004). La Diaspora des Bulles: BD et Judeites. Paris: Editions Glenat.
Goldstein, Judith L (1995). ‘Realism Without a Human Face’. In Cohen, Margaret and Christopher Prendergast. Spectacles of Realism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Hirsch, Marianne (1997). Family Frames: Photography, Narrative and Postmemory. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Kleeblatt, Norman, ed (1987). The Dreyfus Affair. Berkeley: Jewish Museum/University of California Press.
Nochlin, Linda and Tamar Garb (1995). The Jew in the Text. Thames and Hudson.
Portnoy, Eddy (2003). ‘Exploiting Tradition: Religious Iconography in Cartoons of the Polish Yiddish Press.’ Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, 16: 243-267.
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