Rebecca Addicks-Salerno

Founding member and Graduate Student Coordinator, The Material Cultures of the Book Working Group (a Mellon Group)

B.A. in Italian Studies and Comparative World Literature, California State University, Long Beach, 2006

M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 2007

Master of Library and Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009


Adriana Craciun (Chair), George Haggerty, Heidi Brayman Hackel

Research Areas:

History of the Book in the Hand Press Period, Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century, Seventeenth Century Literature and Science, History of Science in Print

Research Interests:

Literature in Translation, The “anatomy” of the book, the history of early modern science, the influence of print culture and publishing on literature and society, travel and the book trade in Europe, the book as object, art, and cultural artifact, analytical bibliography.

Recent Activity:

Abstracts and Roundtable presentations

To view a new earth, and even new skies: Helen Maria Williams’ translation of Humboldt’s Personal Narrative. ASECS Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio: April 4-6, 2013.

The Books Tell a Different Story: Bibliographic Representation and the Life of Elizabeth Carter, a Case Study. 10th International Conference on the Book, Barcelona, Spain: June 30- July 1, 2012.

My Story Myself:  The Travel Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and theRe-Writing of an Eighteenth Century Woman of Letters, (dis)junctions 2012, Riverside, CA: April 14, 2012.

Respondent. Things: The Material Cultures of the Long Eighteenth Century, The Huntington Library, San Marino CA: April 25, 2012.