Aileen douglass careful new study work in hand script print and writing 1690 1840 begins with daniel defoes observations in an essay upon literature 1726 that since the art of printing has been invented the laborious part of writing is taken off and the copying or writing of books is at an end 1 as douglas notes defoes position in the essay is rather more nuanced . Work in hand script print and writing 1690 1840 argues that between the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries manual writing was a dynamic technology it examines script in relation to becoming a writer in constructions of the author and in emerging ideas of the human revising views of print as displacing script work in hand argues that print reproduced script print . Work in hand script print and writing 1690 1840 aileen douglas oxford textual perspectives latest volume in the oxford textual perspectives series offers a new perspective on print and script considers a diverse and wide range of printed and graphic material links literary criticism and the materiality of texts. I am in short a half hearted participant in what observers like anne trubek in the history and uncertain future of handwriting and aileen douglas in work in hand script print and writing 1690 1840 identify as our contemporary moment of media transition is handwriting history. Work in hand script print and writing 1690 1840 by aileen douglas research output contribution to journal book film article review
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