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- United Kingdom
- Newcastle University
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- Book history, children’s books, popular literature, cheap print, textbooks, Italy
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- About Me
I am a book historian passionate with the histories of common people and of their readings.
Research in book history is still in the process of grasping the variety and extent of printed products that were cheaply made and sold, and circulated across the society even among the illiterates. An argument often heard is that we cannot study extensively chapbooks, ballads, and illustrated prints of all sorts, as they were lost in sheer numbers. Which of course they did, but we also have a lot of evidence still lying partially undetected in libraries, private collections and archives. I like to think that my research can recover a part of this evidence, advancing knowledge on the early modern book trade and helping professionals in the cultural heritage sector to engage with their collections.
I got my Ph.D. in Milan, then I carried out post-doc research in Italy, France and the United Kingdom. I am currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie research associate at Newcastle University and my current project investigates the interactions of children with cheap print (1700-1900). I have previously researched almanacs, schoolbooks, works of science popularisation.
I was lucky to study a good variety of Western European languages, which allows me to adopt a transnational approach, but also to read literature published in different regions, to grasp the nuances of different research traditions and to keep abreast with new trends and approaches.
- Recent Publications
- Grenby M.O., Marazzi E., Salman J. (eds), European Dimensions of Popular Print Culture, special issue of Quaerendo, 51 (2021).
- Marazzi E. Children and Cheap Print in Europe: Towards a Transnational Account, 1700-1900. In: Roud S; Atkinson D, ed. Printers, Pedlars, Sailors, Nuns: Aspects of Street Literature. London: The Ballad Partners, 2020, pp.125-147.
- Marazzi E. Crossing Genres: A Newcomer in the Transnational History of Almanacs. In: Rospocher M., Salman J., Salmi H (eds), Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures Popular Print in Europe (1450–1900). De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2019, pp.227-244.
- Marazzi E. Pubblicare traduzioni nel secondo Ottocento: le strategie degli editori italiani nell’archivio Hachette. In:Brigatti V., Cavazzuti A.L., Marazzi E., Sullam S, ed. Archivi editoriali: tra storia del testo e storia del libro. Milan: Unicopli, 2018, pp.137-154.
- Marazzi E. Sotto il segno di Barbanera : continuità e trasformazioni di un almanacco tra XVIII e XXI secolo. Milan: Mimesis, 2017.
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- Western Europe
- Expertise by Geography
- Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- 18th century, 19th century, 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Book History, Children & Youth, Libraries & Archives, Pedagogy