Amanda Lastoria | PhD Thesis Defence Announcement

Amanda Lastoria is poised to earn the first PhD in Publishing awarded by a Canadian university.

Her doctoral research explores the industrial mediation of the text via the materiality, and material evolution, of the book. Using multiple editions of a single title – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – as a case study, Amanda is documenting, historicizing and interrogating the ways in which the design and production values of the book multiply and diversify the markets and meanings of the text. Her project combines methods and tools of bibliography, book history, publishing history, literary theory and design theory.

PhD Thesis: The Material Evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: How Book Design and Production Values Impact the Markets for and the Meanings of the Text. Read the Abstract.

PhD Defence: November 13, 2019, 10:00AM – 1:00PM, SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre, HC 2250

Amanda Lastoria holds an MA in Publishing (Oxford Brookes University), a BA in French/Arts and Culture (SFU), a Diploma in Arts Management (Birkbeck, University of London) and a Certificate in Liberal Arts (SFU).

See more of Amanda’s work on Academia.
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