New publication by Professor Adam Smyth

Wednesday 05 June 2019

Book Parts coverEnglish Tutorial Fellow Professor Adam Smyth has - with Dr Dennis Duncan of UCL - edited a collection of essays that pulls the book apart. Book Parts is an anatomy of the book: over 22 chapters, it tells the story of the components of the book: from title pages to endleaves; from dust jackets to indexes — and just about everything in between. Book Parts gives a history to each of these component parts; in doing so, it reimagines the book not as a single, stable object but as a teeming collection of atoms, each jostling to perform a role. The book as incorrigibly plural, to quote Louis MacNeice.