Literary Criticism

The Culture of the Publisher's Series, Volume 2

The Culture of the Publisher's Series, Volume 2

Author: John Spiers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230299399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 843

This volume explores problems concerning the series, national development and the national canon in a range of countries and their international book-trade relationships. Studies focus on issues such as the fabrication of a national canon, and on the book in war-time, the evolution of Catholic literature, imperial traditions and colonial libraries.
Literary Criticism

The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume One

The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume One

Author: J. Spiers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230299368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 416

This volume focuses on the publisher's series as a cultural formation - a material artefact and component of cultural hierarchies. Contributors engage with archival research, cultural theory, literary and bibliometric analysis (amongst a range of other approaches) to contextualize the publisher's series in terms of its cultural and economic work.
Literary Criticism

The History of Reading, Volume 2

The History of Reading, Volume 2

Author: K. Halsey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230316799

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 906

'Reading has a history. But how can we recover it?' This volume brings together original research essays focusing on the history of reading in the British Isles, using evidence ranging from library records to Mass Observation surveys to highlight the social factors that influence a seemingly private, individual activity.
Literary Criticism

The History of Reading, Volume 3

The History of Reading, Volume 3

Author: R. Crone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230316737

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

View: 898

We inhabit a textually super-saturated and increasingly literate world. This volume encourages readers to consider the diverse methodologies used by historians of reading globally, and indicates how future research might take up the challenge of recording and interpreting the practices of readers in an increasingly digitized society.
History

The History of Reading

The History of Reading

Author: S. Towheed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230316782

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 720

Bringing together research from a variety of countries and periods, this volume introduces readers to the diverse approaches used to recover the evidence of reading through history in different societies, and asks whether reading practices are always conditioned by specific local circumstances or whether broader patterns might emerge.
Literary Criticism

Writing Women of the Fin de Siècle

Writing Women of the Fin de Siècle

Author: Adrienne E. Gavin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230354265

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 595

Concentrating on a period of significant social and political change and exploring both canonical and newly rediscovered texts, this book critically assess the changing culture of the late-Victorian period as represented by a range of women writers through a range of essays by leading academics in the field and cutting-edge work by newer scholars.
Literary Criticism

Railway Reading and Late-Victorian Literary Series

Railway Reading and Late-Victorian Literary Series

Author: Paul Raphael Rooney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351965835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 127

The railway was one of the principal Victorian spaces of reading. This book spotlights one of the leading audience demographics in this late-Victorian market: the newly empowered readers of the expanding middle class. The transactions in which late-Victorian readers acquired the books read whilst travelling are reconstructed by exploring the leading determinants of consumers’ purchasing choices at the railway station bookstalls selling books intended for reading in this zone. This exploration concentrates on the impact of forces like the input of the staff running the bookstalls and the commercial environment in which consumers made their purchases. At the center of this study is a leading (and still relatively under-examined) genre of Victorian print culture circulating in this reading space― the series. Rooney examines three leading examples of late-Victorian series, which sought to satisfy railway passengers’ need for literary reading matter. Many of the period’s principal authors and literary genres featured in their lists. Each venture is representative of one of the three main pricing tiers of series publishing. Employing an eclectic methodological framework combining cultural studies and book history approaches with concepts from the new humanities, the reading experiences furnished by the light fiction of these series are reconstructed. This study reflects the recent growth in scholarship on historical readership, the expansion in the canon of Victorian popular literature, and the broader material turn in nineteenth-century studies.
Political Science

Mao and the Cultural Revolution (Volume 2)

Mao and the Cultural Revolution (Volume 2)

Author: Hu Angang

Publisher: Enrich Professional Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781623201548

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

View: 220

Acclaimed national researcher Hu Angang presents Mao and the Cultural Revolution, an immensely rich account of the massive political event of 1966 that brought seismic changes to the landscape of New China. ? A culmination of Mao Zedong’s political ambitions, the Cultural Revolution restored his power and prestige as paramount leader, albeit at great costs to the economic and social development to the country. The impact of the movement — more significantly, the politics that drove it — deeply influences political philosophy in China today. ? Hu Angang’s Mao and the Cultural Revolution provides a unique perspective and objective assessment of the progression of the Cultural Revolution, focusing on the intra-party politics, the Politburo’s international outlook, and the political thought of the Chinese leadership that shaped these pivotal decades. Hu’s research is a must-read for academic scholars demanding a native-centric account of the Cultural Revolution, as well as think-tank researchers desiring to understand the foundations of contemporary Chinese political thought.
History

The Development of the International Book Trade, 1870-1895

The Development of the International Book Trade, 1870-1895

Author: A. Rukavina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230295032

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 518

An international trade emerged between 1870-1895 that incorporated the circulation of books among countries worldwide. A history of the social network and select agents who sold and distributed books overseas, this study demonstrates agents increasingly thought of the world as a negotiable, connected system and books as transnational commodities.
Literary Criticism

Transatlantic Footholds

Transatlantic Footholds

Author: Stephanie Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429537011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 985

Transatlantic Footholds: Turn-of-the-Century American Women Writers and British Reviewers analyses British reviews of American women fiction writers, essayists and poets between the periods of literary domesticity and modernism. The book demonstrates that a variety of American women writers were intelligently read in Britain during this era. British reviewers read American women as literary artists, as women and as Americans. While their notion of who counted as "women" was too limited by race and class, they eagerly read these writers for insight about how women around the world were entering debates on women’s place, the class struggle, religion, Indian policy, childrearing, and high society. In the process, by reading American women in varied ways, reviewers became hybrid and dissenting readers. The taste among British reviewers for American women’s books helped change the predominant direction that high culture flowed across the Atlantic from east-to-west to west-to-east. Britons working in London or far afield were deeply invested in the idea of "America." "America," their responses prove, is a transnational construct.
History

Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011

Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511-2011

Author: Laura Jarnagin

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814517676

Category: History

Page:

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"e;In 1511, a Portuguese expedition under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque arrived on the shores of Malacca, taking control of the prosperous Malayan port-city after a swift military campaign. Portugal, a peripheral but then technologically advanced country in southwestern Europe since the latter fifteenth century, had been in the process of establishing solid outposts all along Asia's litoral in order to participate in the most active and profitable maritime trading routes of the day. As it turned out, the Portuguese presence and influence in the Malayan Peninsula and elsewhere in continental and insular Asia expanded far beyond the sphere of commerce and extended over time well into the twenty-first century. Five hundred years later, a conference held in Singapore brought together a large group of scholars from widely different national, academic and disciplinary contexts, to analyse and discuss the intricate consequences of Portuguese interactions in Asia over the longue duree. The result of these discussions is a stimulating set of case studies that, as a rule, combine original archival and/or field research with innovative historiographical perspectives. Luso-Asian communities, real and imagined, and Luso-Asian heritage, material and symbolic, are studied with depth and insight. The range of thematic, chronological and geographic areas covered in these proceeding is truly remarkable, showing not only the extraordinary relevance of revisiting Luso-Asian interactions in the longer term, but also the surprising dynamism within an area of studies which seemed on the verge of exhaustion. After all, archives from all over the world, from Rio de Janeiro to London, from Lisbon to Rome, and from Goa to Macao, might still hold some secrets on the subject of Luso-Asian relations, when duly explored by resourceful scholars."e; - Rui M. Loureiro, Centro de Historia de Alem-Mar, Lisbon.
Social Science

The Study of Africa Volume 2: Global and Transnational Engagements

The Study of Africa Volume 2: Global and Transnational Engagements

Author: Tiyambe Zeleza

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9782869784239

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 515

This is the second of a two-volume work taking stock of the study of Africa in the twenty-first century: its status, research agenda and approaches, and place. It is divided into two parts, the first entitled Globalisation Studies and African Studies, and the second, African Studies in Regional Contexts. Topics addressed in part one include: trans-boundary formations and the study of Africa; global economic liberalisation and development in Africa; African diasporas, academics and the struggle for a global epistemic presence; and the problem of translation in African studies. Part two considers: African and area studies in France, the US, the UK, Australia, Germany and Sweden; anti-colonialism and Russian/soviet African studies; African studies in the Caribbean in historical perspective; the teaching of African history and the history of Africa in Brazil; African studies in India; African studies and historiography in China in the twenty-first century; and African studies and contemporary scholarship in Japan.