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  • A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers

    Cryptography and the History of Literacy

    Edited by Katherine Ellison, Susan Kim

    The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media studies, cognitive studies, disability studies, and other…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • A Cultural History of Early Modern English Cryptography Manuals

    By Katherine Ellison

    During and after the English civil wars, between 1640 and 1690, an unprecedented number of manuals teaching cryptography were published, almost all for the general public. While there are many surveys of cryptography, none pay any attention to the volume of manuals that appeared during the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20

  • The Fatal News

    Reading and Information Overload in Early Eighteenth-Century Literature

    By Katherine E. Ellison

    What was "information" in the early eighteenth century, and what influence did the emergence of information, as potential physical and psychological threat, have on readers of the period? Recent scholarship in eighteenth-century print culture and in twenty-first-century media studies and theory…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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