Publications


Books

Print Culture and the Medieval Author: Chaucer, Lydgate, and Their Books, 1473-1557. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xiv + 281pp.

Edited Volumes

With Arthur Bahr, eds. Medieval English Manuscripts: Form, Aesthetics, and the Literary Text, special issue of Chaucer Review 47.4 (2013). (Paywall link)

With Daniel Wakelin, eds. The Production of Books in England, 1350-1500. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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

“Unknowe, unkow, Vncovthe, uncouth: From Chaucer and Gower to Spenser and Milton.” Festschrift for Helen Cooper. Ed. Matthew Woodcock and Andrew King. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer. Forthcoming.

“Books and Booklessness in Chaucer’s England.” The Oxford Handbook to Chaucer. Ed. Suzanne Akbari. Oxford: Oxford UP. Forthcoming.

“Fiction and the Origins of Print.” The Oxford History of the Novel. Ed. Thomas Keymer. Oxford: Oxford UP. Forthcoming.

“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.

“Bookbinding.” The Production of Books in England, 1350-1500. Ed. Alexandra Gillespie and Daniel Wakelin. Cambridge: Cambridge Universsity 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.

“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.

“‘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 Quarterly67:2 (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.

“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.

Review Articles

“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.

“Production and Provenance in Fourteenth-Century London [review of Hanna, London Literature, 1300-1380.]” Huntington Library Quarterly 69 (2006): 315-20.

“[Review of Hellinga and Trapp, eds,] The History of the Book in Britain, 1400-1557.” Notes & Queries, n.s., 246 (2001): 11-14.

Teaching Resources

“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.

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