Books and Edited Volumes
Print Culture and the Medieval Author: Chaucer, Lydgate, and Their Books, 1473-1557. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xiv + 281pp.
With Arthur Bahr, eds. Medieval English Manuscripts: Form, Aesthetics, and the Literary Text, special issue of Chaucer Review 47.4 (2013). (Paywall link)
With Martha W. Driver, eds. Journal of the Early Book Society 12 (2009).
With Ian Gadd, eds. John Stow (1525-1605) and the Making of the English Past. London: The British Library, 2004.
Ed. Manuscript, Print, and Early Tudor Literature, a special issue of Huntington Library Quarterly 67:2 (2004). (Paywall link)
Articles and Chapters
Lynch, Deidre and Gillespie, Alexandra. “Introduction: The Unfinished Book.” The Unfinished Book. Ed. Alexandra Gillespie and Deidre Lynch. Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature. Oxford: Oxford UP. Forthcoming in 2020.
“Turk’s-Head Knots.” The Unfinished Book. Ed. Alexandra Gillespie and Deidre Lynch. Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature. Oxford: Oxford UP. Forthcoming in 2020.
“Books and Booklessness in Chaucer’s England.” The Oxford Handbook to Chaucer. Ed. Suzanne Conklin Akbari and James Simpson. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2020. 81-97.
“Are The Canterbury Tales a Book?.” Exemplaria 30.1 (2018): 66–83.
“Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales.” Open Access Companion to The Canterbury Tales. Ed. Candace Barrington, Brantley L. Bryant, Richard H. Godden, Daniel T. Kline, and Myra Seaman, 2017 (with contribution from Julianna Chiannelli). https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu/refmanuscripts/.
“Fiction and the Origins of Print.” The Oxford History of the Novel. Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750. Ed. Thomas Keymer. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017. 109–22.
“Unknowe, unkow, Vncovthe, uncouth: From Chaucer and Gower to Spenser and Milton.” Medieval into Renaissance: Essays for Helen Cooper. Ed. Matthew Woodcock and Andrew King. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2016. 15-33.
“Bookbinding and Early Printing in England.” A Companion to Early Printing in England. Ed. Vincent Gillespie and Susan Powell. Woodbridge: Boydell, 2014. 75-94.
“Manuscripts.” Critical Theory Handbooks: A Handbook to Middle English Studies. Ed. Marion Turner. Oxford: Blackwell, 2013. 171-185.
Barratt, Alexandra and Gillespie, Alexandra. “Early Bindings on Medieval Manuscripts in New Zealand Libraries,” Script and Print (2013): 196-219. (Paywall link)
Bahr, Arthur and Gillespie, Alexandra. “Medieval English Manuscripts: Form, Aesthetics, and the Literary Text,” Chaucer Review 47.4 (2013): 346-60.
“Medieval Books, Their Booklets, and Booklet Theory.” English Manuscript Studies 16 (2011), 1-29.
Gillespie, Alexandra and Harris, Oliver. “The Native Chronicle Tradition.” The Oxford Handbook to Holinshed’s Chronicles. Ed. Ian Archer, Paulina Kewes, et al. Oxford: Oxford UP. 2011. 137-153.
With Daniel Wakelin, “Introduction.” The Production of Books in England, 1350–1500. Ed. Alexandra Gillespie and Daniel Wakelin. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. 1–11
“Bookbinding.” The Production of Books in England, 1350-1500. Ed. Alexandra Gillespie and Daniel Wakelin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 150-172.
Dane, Joseph A. and Gillespie, Alexandra. “The Myth of the Cheap Quarto.” Tudor Books and Readers: Materiality and the Construction of Meaning. Ed. John N. King. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 25-45.
“Caxton and the Invention of the Printed Book.” The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Literature, 1485-1603. Ed. Cathy Shrank and Mike Pincombe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 21-36.
“Production and Dissemination.” A Concise Companion to Middle English Literature: 1100-1500. Ed. M. Corrie. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009. 99-119.
“Lydgate, Stow, and the After-Lives of St Edmund.” St Edmund, King and Martyr: New Readings in the Medieval Cult. Ed. Anthony Bale. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 2009. 163-85.
“Reading Chaucer’s Words to Adam.” Chaucer Review 42.3 (2008): 269-83.
“The Long History of the Book [review of Morgan and Thomson, eds, Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume II and Raven, The Business of Books].” Huntington Library Quarterly 71 (2008): 365-71.
“Analytical Survey: The History of the Book.” New Medieval Literatures 9 (2007): 245-86.
“Books.” Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature: Middle English. Ed. Paul Strohm. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 86-103.
“Production and Provenance in Fourteenth-Century London [review of Hanna, London Literature, 1300-1380.]” Huntington Library Quarterly 69 (2006): 315-20.
“‘Folowynge the trace of mayster Caxton’: Caxton, Thorney, De Worde, and Fifteenth-Century Book Production and Reception.” Caxton’s Trace: Studies in the History of English Printing. Ed. W. Kuskin. Notre Dame, IN: U of Notre Dame P, 2005. 167-95.
“Introduction: Bibliography and Early Tudor Texts.” Huntington Library Quarterly 67:2 (2004): 157-71.
“Poets, Printers, and Early English Sammelbände.” Huntington Library Quarterly67:2 (2004): 189-214.
“Caxton and After.” A Companion to Middle English Prose. Ed. A. S. G. Edwards. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 2004. 307-25.
“Introduction.” John Stow (1525-1605) and the Making of the English Past. Ed. Ian Gadd and Alexandra Gillespie. London: British Library, 2004. 1-12.
“John Stow’s ‘Owlde’ Manuscripts of London Chronicles.” John Stow (1525-1605) and the Making of the English Past. Ed. Ian Gadd and Alexandra Gillespie. London: British Library, 2004. 57-67.
With David J. Crankshaw, “Parker, Matthew (1504-1575).” The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. I contributed to the section “Parker as a collector of books and manuscripts”. (Paywall link)
“Pepwell, Henry (d. 1539/40).” The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. (Paywall link)
“Petyt, Thomas (b. in or before 1494, d. 1565/6).” The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. (Paywall link)
“Redman, Robert (d. 1540), also including Elisabeth Pickering (c.1510–1562).” The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. (Paywall link)
“Balliol MS 354: Histories of the Book at the End of the Middle Ages.” Poetica 60 (2003): 47-63.
“‘These proverbes yet do last’: Lydgate, the Fifth Earl of Northumberland, and Tudor Miscellanies from Print to Manuscript.” Yearbook of English Studies 33 (2003): 215-32.
With A. S. G. Edwards, “A Manuscript of Robert of Gloucester’s Chronicle copied by John Stow.” Notes & Queries 248 (2003): 384-85.
“Framing Lydgate’s Fall of Princes: Evidence of Book History.” Mediaevalia 20 (2001): 153-78.
“[Review of Hellinga and Trapp, eds,] The History of the Book in Britain, 1400-1557.” Notes & Queries, n.s., 246 (2001): 11-14.
“Caxton’s Chaucer and Lydgate Quartos: Miscellanies from Manuscript to Print.”Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society 12 (2000): 1-26.
“The Lydgate Canon in Print, 1476 to 1534.” Journal of the Early Book Society 3 (2000): 59-93.
With Joseph Dane. “Back at Chaucer’s Tomb – Inscriptions in Two Early Copies of Chaucer’s Workes.” Studies in Bibliography 52 (1999): 89-96.
“How I Write (II).” How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page. Ed. Suzanne Conklin Akbari. New York: Punctum Books, 2015. 19–22.
“Beastly Books and Quick Quills: Harry Potter and the Making of Medieval Manuscripts.” Harry Potter and History. Ed. Nancy Reagin. New York: Wiley, 2011. 55-72.
“Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist.” British Classics Series. Ed. J. Parini. New York: Scribner’s Sons, 2002. 1-22.
The Essentials of Grammar. Wellington: Victoria University Department of English Language and Literature, 1995.
Messages of Hope: The Red Cross at Work with Refugee Families from Former Yugoslavia. Wellington: Learning Media Ltd for NZ Red Cross, 1995.
“The Garden by the Moon.” New Zealand School Journal 2.2 (1995): 38-41.