Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Calvino

Hume, Kathryn. "Calvino's Framed Narrations." The Review of Contemporary Fiction 6 (1986): 70-80.

If on a winter's night a traveller by Italo Calvino


(see sources list below)

Amtower, Laurel. Engaging Words: The Culture of Reading in the Later Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave, 2000.

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Cavallo, Guglielmo, and Roger Chartier, eds. A History of Reading in the West. [Storia della lettura nel mondo occidentale.] Trans. Lydia G. Cochrane. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.

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Danky, James P., and Wayne A. Wiegand, eds. Print Culture in a Diverse America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Darnton, Robert. "First Steps Toward a History of Reading." The Kiss of Lamourette: Reflections in Cultural History. New York: W. W. Norton, 1990.< o:p>

Davidson, Cathy N., ed. Reading in America: Literature and Social History. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

De Man, Paul. Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979.

Dehaene, Stanislas. Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read. New York: Penguin, 2010.

Fischer, Steven Roger. A History of Reading. London: Reaktion Books, 2004.

Fish, Stanley. "Is There a Text in this Class?" Is There a Text in This Class?: The Authority of Interpretive Communities. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1980.

Flint, Kate. The Woman Reader 18371914. Oxford: Clarendon, 1993.

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Gilmore, William J. Reading Becomes a Necessity of Life: Material and Cultural Life in Rural New England, 17801835. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989.< o:p>

Goffman, Erving. Frame Analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1974.< o:p>

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

Holland, Norman. The Nature of Literary Response: Five Readers Reading. New Haven: Yale UP, 1975.

Iser, Wolfgang. The Implied Reader: Patterns of Communication in Prose Fiction from Bunyan to Beckett. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1974.

Iser, Wolfgang. "The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach." New Literary Theory 3.2 (1972): 27999.

Jagodzinski, Cecile M. Privacy and Print: Reading and Writing in Seventeenth Century England. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999.< o:p>

Karr, Clarence. Authors and Audiences: Popular Canadian Fiction in the Early Twentieth Century. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000.< o:p>

Kermode, Frank. How We Read Novels. University of Southampton, 1975. [Gwilym James Memorial Lecture]

Lovell, Stephen. The Russian Reading Revolution: Print Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras. New York: St. Martin's, 2000.< o:p>

Manguel, Alberto. A History of Reading. New York: Penguin, 1997.

McHenry, Elizabeth. Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies. Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2002.< o:p>

Melton, James Van Horn. The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Ong, Walter J. "The Writer's Audience Is Always a Fiction." PMLA 90.1 (1975): 921.< o:p>

Pawley, Christine. Reading on the Middle Border: The Culture of Print in Late Nineteenth-Century Osage, Iowa. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.< o:p>

Strickland, Geoffrey. Structuralism or Criticism?: Thoughts on How We Read. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. [excerpt; review]

Tompkins, Jane P., ed. Reader-Response Criticism: From Formalism to Post-Structuralism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1980. [Arts PN98.R38 R286 1980]

Vincent, David. Literacy and Popular Culture: England 17501914. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1989.< o:p>

Warkentin, Germaine. "In Search of 'The Word of the Other': Aboriginal Sign Systems and the History of the Book in Canada." Book History (1999): 127.< o:p>

Zboray, Ronald J. A Fictive People: Antebellum Economic Development and the American Reading Public. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.


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Barthes, Roland. "The Death of the Author." Image, Music, Text. London: Fontana Press, 1977.

Foucault, Michel. "What Is an Author?" Language, Counter-Memory, Practice. Ed. Donald F. Bouchard. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1980.

Benjamin, Walter. "The Author as Producer."

Fischer, Steven Roger. A History of Writing. London: Reaktion Books, 2004.


Lyotard, Jean-Francois. The Postmodern Condition.

McHale, Brian. "Chinese Box Worlds." Postmodernist Fiction. New York: Routledge, 1987. 112-30.


Primary Texts

(You should be familiar with these as background/supplement to your current reading)


Danielewski, Mark Z. House of Leaves. New York: Pantheon, 2000. Print.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude. 1967. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. New York: HarperCollins, 2003. Print.

Joyce, James. Finnegans Wake. 1939. London: Faber and Faber, 1975. Print.

Mieville, China. Perdido Street Station. London: Macmillan, 2000. Print.

Nabokov, Vladimir. Pale Fire. 1962. London: Penguin, 1988. Print.

Sterne, Laurence. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. 1767. London: Penguin, 1985. Print.


Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. 1953. London: Faber and Faber, 1986. Print.

Churchill, Caryl. The Skriker. London: Nick Hern Books, 1994. Print.

Secondary Texts

Bhabha, Homi K. "How Newness Enters the World." The Location of Culture. London: Routledge, 1994. 212235. Print.

Eliot, T. S. "Tradition and the Individual Talent." The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism. 1922. Print.

Freud, Sigmund. "The Uncanny." 1919. Print.

Russell, Charles. "Individual Voice in the Collective Discourse: Literary Innovation in Postmodern American Fiction." SubStance 9.2 (1980): 2939. Print.


Foucault, Michel. Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Marcuse, Herbert. One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society. Beacon Press, 1991. Print.


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