Dr Shanti Graheli

  • Lecturer (School of Modern Languages & Cultures)

Research interests

My academic work is a combination of literary and historical studies, with a focus on the materiality of books and texts. I specialise on the circulation of Italian Renaissance books abroad. My first monograph, Italian Books and the French Renaissance, will offer a substantial new contribution to understand the fortune and dissemination of Italian culture in early modern Europe, by taking into account issues of cultural and linguistic integration, translation practices and readership, and proto-national identity (Brill, forthcoming).

I have been exploring this question further in a project funded by the Carnegie Trust, 'Importing Knowledge: Italian Books in Scottish University Libraries' (ongoing), with Ms Michelle Craig working with me as a Research Assistant. 

I have published various studies exploring different aspects of print culture, from the production, to the dissemination and reception of texts in early modern Europe, especially across the borders between Italy and France. I am particularly interested in early publishing firms that managed to establish a strong connection with their anonymous public, particularly within the context of Renaissance Venice. 

I joined the University of Glasgow as Lord Kelvin Adam Smith fellow in Comparative Literature and Translation (2017-2020), pursuing a project entitled "A European Bestseller: The Orlando Furioso and Its Readers", which investigates how the mutual influence between publishers and readers shaped the marketplace of print and, in this particular case, the popularity of a specific text. The project, still ongoing, has also benefited from the generous support of the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC) and the Willison Charitable Trust. An important outcome of this work will be a volume of essays entitled 'Bestsellers in the Pre-Industrial Age', co-edited with Professor Warren Boutcher (QMUL). This is based around the proceedings of a conference on the same topic held in Glasgow in May 2019, and supported by the University of Glasgow, the Society for Renaissance Studies (https://www.rensoc.org.uk/) and Past & Present (https://pastandpresent.org.uk/). 

Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2019

Graheli, S. (2019) Printing technique, Renaissance. In: Sgarbi, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Springer. ISBN 9783319028484 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_966-1)

Graheli, S. and Pettegree, A. (2019) How to lose money in the business of books: Commercial strategies in the first age of print. In: Graheli, S. (ed.) Buying and Selling: The Business of Books in Early Modern Europe. Series: Library of the Written Word (72). Brill: Leiden, pp. 1-20. ISBN 978-9004340398 (doi:10.1163/9789004340398_002)

Graheli, S. (Ed.) (2019) Buying and Selling: the Business of Books in Early Modern Europe. Series: Library of the written word. Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004340329

2018

Graheli, S. (2018) Clemons, G. Scott, and H. George Fletcher. Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting than Bronze. New York: The Grolier Club, 2015. 351 pp. Edition of 500 copies. Hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-6058-3061-2). Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 112(3), pp. 411-415. (doi: 10.1086/698827)[Book Review]

Graheli, S. (2018) Aldine editions in early modern French collections. In: Kraye, J. (ed.) The Afterlife of Aldus: Posthumous Fame, Collectors and the Book Trade. The Warburg Institute and The Bibliographical Society, pp. 115-132. ISBN 9780908590558

Graheli, S. (2018) The Accademia Veneziana and the myth of Aldus. In: Kraye, J. and Sachet, P. (eds.) The Afterlife of Aldus: Posthumous Fame, Collectors and the Book Trade. Series: Warburg Institute colloquia (32). The Warburg Institute and The Bibliographical Society: London, pp. 21-44. ISBN 9781908590558

Graheli, S. (2018) Rawles, Stephen. Denis Janot (fl. 1529-1544), Parisian Printer and Bookseller (Leiden: Brill, 2017). Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, p. 112. [Book Review]

2017

Graheli, S. (2017) Italian books and French medical libraries in the Renaissance. In: Bellingradt, D., Nelles, P. and Salman, J. (eds.) Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption. Series: New directions in book history. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 243-266. ISBN 9783319533650 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-53366-7_11)

Graheli, S. (2017) Collections of Italian ordinance broadsheets in Parisian libraries c. 1500-1650. In: Pettegree, A. (ed.) Broadsheets: Single-sheet Publishing in the First Age of Print. Series: Library of the written word (60). Brill: Leiden ; Boston, pp. 188-206. ISBN 9789004340305 (doi:10.1163/9789004340312_009)

Graheli, S. (2017) Daniele Barbaro e la Repubblica delle Lettere. In: Caye, P., Lemerle, F., Moretti, L. and Zara, V. (eds.) Daniele Barbaro: vénitien, patricien, humanist. Brepols. ISBN 9782503575513

2016

Graheli, S. (2016) Tomita, Soko and Masahiko Tomita. A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603-1642 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014). SHARP News, 19, [Book Review]

Graheli, S. (2016) Aldo Manuzio e il Rinascimento Francese. In: Infelise, M. (ed.) Aldo Manuzio: la costruzione del mito = Aldus Manutius : the Making of Myth. Marsilio: Venice, pp. 259-274. ISBN 9788831725941

Graheli, S. (2016) Aldo, i suoi lettori e il mercato internazionale del libro. In: Plebani, T. (ed.) Aldo al Lettore. Viaggio intorno al mondo del libro e della stampa in occasione del V Centenario della morte di Aldo Manuzi. Series: Miscellanea marciana (21). Edizioni Unicopli: Milano, pp. 151-172. ISBN 9788840019307

Graheli, S. (2016) How to build a library across early modern Europe: The network of Claude Expilly. In: McLean, M. and Barker, S. (eds.) International Exchange in the European Book World. Series: Library of the written word (51). Brill: Leiden, pp. 171-213. ISBN 9789004316447

2015

Graheli, S. (2015) Daniele Bárbaro e le accademie venete del Cinquecento. In: Marcon, S. and Moretti, L. (eds.) Daniele Barbaro, 1514-70: letteratura, scienza e arti nella Venezia del Rinascimento. Antiga Edizioni: Venice, pp. 65-68. ISBN 9788897784876

Graheli, S. (2015) La circolazione libraria lungo la Loira nel Rinascimento: il caso del libro italiano. In: Baldacchini, L. (ed.) Il libro e le sue reti: la circolazione dell'edizione italiana nello spazio della francofonia (sec. XVI-XVII). Series: Studi sul patrimonio culturale (2). Bononia University Press: Bologna, pp. 73-92. ISBN 9788869230868

2014

Graheli, S. (2014) Pettas, W. A. The Giunti of Florence: A Renaissance Printing and Publishing Family. A History of the Florentine Firm and a Catalogue of the Editions (Oaknoll Press, 2012). SHARP News, 17, [Book Review]

2013

Graheli, S. (2013) Reading the history of the Academia Venetiana through its booklists. In: Walsby, M. and Constantinidou, N. (eds.) Documenting the Early Modern Book World: Inventories and Catalogues in Manuscript and Print. Series: Library of the written word (31). Brill: Leiden, pp. 283-319. ISBN 9789004258891

This list was generated on Mon Oct 26 02:10:45 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 18.

Book Sections

Graheli, S. (2019) Printing technique, Renaissance. In: Sgarbi, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Springer. ISBN 9783319028484 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_966-1)

Graheli, S. and Pettegree, A. (2019) How to lose money in the business of books: Commercial strategies in the first age of print. In: Graheli, S. (ed.) Buying and Selling: The Business of Books in Early Modern Europe. Series: Library of the Written Word (72). Brill: Leiden, pp. 1-20. ISBN 978-9004340398 (doi:10.1163/9789004340398_002)

Graheli, S. (2018) Aldine editions in early modern French collections. In: Kraye, J. (ed.) The Afterlife of Aldus: Posthumous Fame, Collectors and the Book Trade. The Warburg Institute and The Bibliographical Society, pp. 115-132. ISBN 9780908590558

Graheli, S. (2018) The Accademia Veneziana and the myth of Aldus. In: Kraye, J. and Sachet, P. (eds.) The Afterlife of Aldus: Posthumous Fame, Collectors and the Book Trade. Series: Warburg Institute colloquia (32). The Warburg Institute and The Bibliographical Society: London, pp. 21-44. ISBN 9781908590558

Graheli, S. (2017) Italian books and French medical libraries in the Renaissance. In: Bellingradt, D., Nelles, P. and Salman, J. (eds.) Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption. Series: New directions in book history. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 243-266. ISBN 9783319533650 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-53366-7_11)

Graheli, S. (2017) Collections of Italian ordinance broadsheets in Parisian libraries c. 1500-1650. In: Pettegree, A. (ed.) Broadsheets: Single-sheet Publishing in the First Age of Print. Series: Library of the written word (60). Brill: Leiden ; Boston, pp. 188-206. ISBN 9789004340305 (doi:10.1163/9789004340312_009)

Graheli, S. (2017) Daniele Barbaro e la Repubblica delle Lettere. In: Caye, P., Lemerle, F., Moretti, L. and Zara, V. (eds.) Daniele Barbaro: vénitien, patricien, humanist. Brepols. ISBN 9782503575513

Graheli, S. (2016) Aldo Manuzio e il Rinascimento Francese. In: Infelise, M. (ed.) Aldo Manuzio: la costruzione del mito = Aldus Manutius : the Making of Myth. Marsilio: Venice, pp. 259-274. ISBN 9788831725941

Graheli, S. (2016) Aldo, i suoi lettori e il mercato internazionale del libro. In: Plebani, T. (ed.) Aldo al Lettore. Viaggio intorno al mondo del libro e della stampa in occasione del V Centenario della morte di Aldo Manuzi. Series: Miscellanea marciana (21). Edizioni Unicopli: Milano, pp. 151-172. ISBN 9788840019307

Graheli, S. (2016) How to build a library across early modern Europe: The network of Claude Expilly. In: McLean, M. and Barker, S. (eds.) International Exchange in the European Book World. Series: Library of the written word (51). Brill: Leiden, pp. 171-213. ISBN 9789004316447

Graheli, S. (2015) Daniele Bárbaro e le accademie venete del Cinquecento. In: Marcon, S. and Moretti, L. (eds.) Daniele Barbaro, 1514-70: letteratura, scienza e arti nella Venezia del Rinascimento. Antiga Edizioni: Venice, pp. 65-68. ISBN 9788897784876

Graheli, S. (2015) La circolazione libraria lungo la Loira nel Rinascimento: il caso del libro italiano. In: Baldacchini, L. (ed.) Il libro e le sue reti: la circolazione dell'edizione italiana nello spazio della francofonia (sec. XVI-XVII). Series: Studi sul patrimonio culturale (2). Bononia University Press: Bologna, pp. 73-92. ISBN 9788869230868

Graheli, S. (2013) Reading the history of the Academia Venetiana through its booklists. In: Walsby, M. and Constantinidou, N. (eds.) Documenting the Early Modern Book World: Inventories and Catalogues in Manuscript and Print. Series: Library of the written word (31). Brill: Leiden, pp. 283-319. ISBN 9789004258891

Book Reviews

Graheli, S. (2018) Clemons, G. Scott, and H. George Fletcher. Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting than Bronze. New York: The Grolier Club, 2015. 351 pp. Edition of 500 copies. Hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-6058-3061-2). Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 112(3), pp. 411-415. (doi: 10.1086/698827)[Book Review]

Graheli, S. (2018) Rawles, Stephen. Denis Janot (fl. 1529-1544), Parisian Printer and Bookseller (Leiden: Brill, 2017). Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, p. 112. [Book Review]

Graheli, S. (2016) Tomita, Soko and Masahiko Tomita. A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603-1642 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014). SHARP News, 19, [Book Review]

Graheli, S. (2014) Pettas, W. A. The Giunti of Florence: A Renaissance Printing and Publishing Family. A History of the Florentine Firm and a Catalogue of the Editions (Oaknoll Press, 2012). SHARP News, 17, [Book Review]

Edited Books

Graheli, S. (Ed.) (2019) Buying and Selling: the Business of Books in Early Modern Europe. Series: Library of the written word. Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004340329

This list was generated on Mon Oct 26 02:10:45 2020 GMT.

Grants

2019-2020   Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant, for the project “Importing Knowledge: Italian Books in Scottish University Libraries”.

2019   Willison Trust Charitable Foundation Trust, for the project “Making a Renaissance bestseller: The Orlando furioso and the marketplace of print”.

2018   Society for Renaissance Studies Major Grant for the conference “Bestsellers in the Pre-Industrial Age” (Glasgow, 23-24 May 2019).

2018   Past & Present grant for the conference “Bestsellers in the Pre-Industrial Age” (Glasgow, 23-24 May 2019).

2018-2019   Holland Visiting Fellowship, Durham University Libraries, for the project “From Venice to Durham: 500 Years, 500 Books”.

2017-2018   Short-term visiting fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC, for the project "A European Bestseller: The Orlando Furioso and Its Readers".

2016-2017   Major Grant from the Bibliographical Society, Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association Award, for the project “French Libraries in the Long Renaissance”.

2016-2017   Residential postdoctoral fellowship “Andreazza” awarded by the Cini Foundation in Venice, for the project “L’antiquariato italiano nei secoli XX-XXI e la rarità del libro antico” (Italian antiquarian booksellers in the 20th and 21st century and the rarity of the book). 

 

Supervision

Any aspects of Renaissance literature and culture, with a particular focus on issues related to print culture, knowledge exchange, the transmission and reception of texts across borders, and the migration of cultural agents involved with such exchanges. I also welcome enquiries for work on the history of reading and libraries, collecting practices, the uses and afterlife of books.

 

Teaching

From the academic session 2020/21 I am the convener of the MLitt Comparative Literature. https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/comparativeliterature/ 

 

I teach on the following modules:

- Comparative Literature 1A - Heroes (COMPLIT1001)

- Comparative Literature 1C - Heroism across time and cultures (COMPLIT1011)

- Intercultural Readings (COMPLIT4002)

- Bestsellers in the Pre-Industrial Age 

- An Introduction to Comparative Literature (COMPLIT5030)

- Comparative Literature in Practice (COMPLIT5031)

- Reading Workshop in Comparative Literature (COMPLIT5036) 

 

Office hours: TBC.

Additional information

Recent invited talks and lectures

14-15 October 2019   “Tammaro De Marinis e l’uso dei cataloghi antiquari come strumenti bibliografici”, International conference: “Multa renascentur. Tammaro De Marinis studioso, bibliofilo, antiquario, collezionista”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice.

11 June 2019   “Italian books abroad, 1501-1600”, IMEMS seminar, University of Durham.

7 June 2019   “The Trigge Library, Grantham, and the World's Rarest Books”, Public lecture, with Dr Graeme Kemp. Grantham, Trigge Library. 

17 March 2019   “Italy-France-Scotland: A privileged route for Renaissance books”, RSA Annual Meeting, Toronto (session sponsored by the Newberry Library, Chicago).

27 February 2019   “Tutte le opere di Giulio Camillo nell’officina di Gabriele Giolito. Un caso bibliografico singolare?”, International conference ‘La filologia dei testi a stampa. Per il decennale della scomparsa di Conor Fahy (1928-2009)’, Udine.

9 November 2018   Respondent to plenary lecture by Orietta Da Rold, “From Pulp to Fictions: The Role of Paper before Print”, Working with Archives, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

9 November 2018   “Sleuthing for Renaissance Readers: Interpreting Marginalia and Other Marks”, masterclass, XIII Quadrivium, Glasgow.

25 September 2018   “Used Books and the Republic of Letters”, Annual meeting of the working group for Library, Book and Media Studies at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel: Das gebrauchte Buch / The Used Book, Wolfenbüttel.

20 September 2018   “Losing touch with customers: Making books in the Renaissance from custom to mass-produced”, LE STUDIUM conference: Lost in Renaissance, Tours.

4 July 2018   “Annotated copies of Orlando furioso”, Community of Print conference: Touching the Past. Materiality of Texts in Early Modern Europe, Manchester.

7 June 2018   “Consumers of Popular Print through Early Modern Europe”, EDPOP International Conference: European Dimensions of Popular Print Culture. Comparative approaches, Utrecht.

30 November 2017   “A Renaissance Bestseller: The Orlando furioso and the Marketplace of Print”, Reformation Institute Lecture, St Andrews.

17 November 2017   “Consumers of Popular Print: Problems, Methodology and Indirect Evidence”, EDPOP workshop, The John Rylands University Library, Manchester.

27 June 2017   “Knowledge, Print, and Power: The Rise and Fall of the Accademia Veneziana”, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick.

 

International Collaborations

Associate of the USTC - The Universal Short Title Catalogue, dir. by Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews (http://ustc.ac.uk/).

Participant, Sammelband15-16 research group, dir. by Malcolm Walsby, ENSSIB, Lyon (https://sammelband.hypotheses.org/). 

Participant, EDPOP: The European Dimensions of Popular Print Culture network, dir. by Jeroen Salman, Utrecht (https://edpop.wp.hum.uu.nl/). 

 

Learned Societies

Renaissance Society of America (https://www.rsa.org/ )

BCLA | British Comparative Literature Association, Executive Committee: https://bclaonline.wordpress.com/