Miscellany from the Material World of Books

"What we pursue here is nothing other than the best practice of all tellers and listeners, joined in the best talk we can manage about how we do all that. There is in fact no one who cannot, by applying thought to firsthand reading experience, help to tell it all better." - Wayne C. Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction

Bookshelf Porn

The Joy of Books

The World's Largest Book


Organizing the Bookcase

Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi (nsfw)

Su Blackwell

Lisa Rodensky

Lisa Rodensky

Podcast: Oprah, the Victorian Novel, and You

Wellesley College Faculty Page

Lisa Rodensky is the Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College. She is the author of The Crime in Mind: Criminal Responsibility and the Victorian Novel, the editor of Decadent Poetry, and is currently editing The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel.