The June Issue of PBSA: Special Issue on Queer Bibliography

From the Editors

We are delighted to share this special issue of PBSA, guest edited by Malcolm Noble and Sarah Pyke. Queer bibliography, as their rationale discusses, is a practice that has a long history even if it has only recently been labeled as a specific methodology. In this issue you’ll read about bibliographical work ranging from the 18th century through the 21st, covering matters from cataloging standards to collective movement printing. Queer bibliography has lessons to offer for all of us doing bibliographical work, whether or not our topics or our lives are queer.


  • “Queer Bibliography: A Rationale” by Malcolm Noble and Sarah Pyke

  • “Creating Community and Grappling with History: Queer DIY Publishing in the United States after Stonewall” by Michael Bronski

  • “Transition by the Book: Editing, Pseudonymity, and the Possibilities of Trans Bibliography” by Carlisle Yingst

  • “Queering the Language of Dynasty in Imprints and Bibliographic Metadata” by Elise Watson

Reflections on Bibliographical Work

  • “The Homosaurus, Queer Vocabularies, and Impossible Metadata” by B. M. Watson

  • “Creativity, Experimentation, and Failure: Queering Letterpress Printing in the Humanities Makerspace” by Dylan Lewis

  • “Towards Intersectional Queer Bibliography: Three Perspectives from a Roundtable Discussion” by Kinohi Nishikawa, Kate Ozment, and David Fernández


  • Jessica Brantley, Medieval English Manuscripts and Literary Forms. Reviewed by Hannah Ryley

  • Philip Beeley, Yelda Nasifoglu, and Benjamin Wardhaugh, eds., Reading Mathematics in Early Modern Europe: Studies in the Production, Collection, and Use of Mathematical Books. Reviewed by Roger Gaskell

  • Marina Garone Gravier, Libros e imprenta en México en el siglo XVI. Reviewed by Matilde Malaspina

  • Kelly Wisecup, Assembled for Use: Indigenous Compilation and the Archives of Early Native American Literatures. Reviewed by Mark Alan Mattes

  • Caroline Wigginton, Indigenuity: Native Craftwork and the Art of American Literatures. Reviewed by Amy Gore

  • Molly G. Yarn, Shakespeare’s “Lady Editors”: A New History of the Shakespearean Text. Reviewed by Sarah Neville

  • Gordon Fraser, Star Territory: Printing the Universe in Nineteenth-Century America. Reviewed by Madeline Lee Zehnder

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