Selected Studies In Bibliography Virginia

Appalachian Studies Bibliography

To assist you in researching an Appalachian regional topic, the librarians have compiled an important index, the Appalachian Bibliography (Z1251.A7A6). This volume, published in 1980, lists more than 8000 citations to books, journal articles, and documents, is subject-indexed and contains descriptive annotations. The Appalachian Bibliography is supplemented by the Appalachian Outlook (Z1251.A7 A7) covering the years 1980-2002. These two reference indexes can be found in the Reference Collection, in the Milano Reading Room, and at other campus libraries. These are continued by the online Appalachian Studies Bibliography which spans 1994 to the present.

The Bibliography and Outlook are valuable complements to more routine reference tools such as the library catalog and databases. Recent examples of Appalachian search topics include:  Appalachian stereotypes; women and Appalachia; fiction and poetry; old-time music; labor disputes including the West Virginia Mine Wars and the Battle of Blair Mountain; folklore; snake handling in Pentecostal Holiness churches; and the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

Appalachian Studies Bibliography 1994-2012

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Appalachian Studies Bibliography 2013-June 2016

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The Appalachian Studies Bibliography is compiled by West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, W.Va.

The bibliography cumulates the "Annual Bibliography" sections of the Journal of Appalachian Studies (begun in 1995). It aims to be comprehensive in scope and include all major scholarship for the years indicated.

Entries include:

  • Books and book chapters
  • Journal articles
  • Dissertations 
  • Government documents
  • Newspaper articles
  • Conference papers
  • Music and film, selected

Not included:

Primary source material such as archives and manuscripts

The fifty-ninth volume of Studies in Bibliography continues its tradition of presenting a wide range of articles by international scholars on bibliography, textual criticism, and other aspects of the study of books.

This volume opens with an excerpt from a forthcoming memoir by the eminent bibliographical and textual scholar G. Thomas Tanselle. Articles range in topic from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century and from manuscript production to the distribution of books by American bookstores. In a tour de force of bibliographical analysis, one piece examines the implications of inked pages that leave their images on adjacent leaves, and another provides new insights into the vexed question of the canon of Daniel Defoe. An advertisement for an early piracy of writings by Mark Twain and Bret Harte provides a springboard for a deeply contextual essay that demonstrates the complex interrelationships of the world of publishing and authorship, while another article on nineteenth-century books brings to light rare bindings issued by a major English publisher.

Among the articles and their authors are:

"Extracts from The Living Room: A Memoir," G. Thomas Tanselle, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; "Merton College, MS 68: Production and Texts," Ralph Hanna, Keble College, Oxford; "Beyond Furbank and Owens: A New Consideration of the Evidence for the ‘Defoe’ Canon," Ashley Marshall, University of Nevada, Reno; "Offset Evidence in Edward Young’s The Centaur Not Fabulous," James E. May, Penn State University, DuBois; "Mark Twain and Bret Harte: A Mysterious Early Piracy in Context," Richard Bucci, Mark Twain Project; "Wilkie Collins in Smith, Elder Boards 1865-66," Geoffrey Hargreaves; "Directories of American Bookstores to 1950: Addenda & Corrigenda," Michael Winship, University of Texas at Austin.

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