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Author Bode, Katherine, author.

Title A world of fiction : digital collections and the future of literary history / Katherine Bode.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, [2018]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Digital Humanities Ser.
Digital Humanities Ser.
Summary "The title for this book, "a World of Fiction," has three meanings, and these have continued to underpin and shape the book. The most straightforward concerns the global origins of fiction in nineteenth-century Australian newspapers. While British, Australian, and American works dominate, and have been my focus, these newspapers include fiction from many other places: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and more. An even wider range of geographical locations are evoked in the inscription of stories, which are presented as coming from the above countries and far beyond: Belgium, Burma, Chile, China, Cuba, Egypt, the list goes on. This sheer multitude of origins, real and inscribed--and the frequency of global voyages in these stories--indicates a pronounced geographical focus in the creation, publication, and reception of colonial newspaper fiction. Given that many of the original readers for these stories would have recently arrived in the colonies from elsewhere, this global consciousness suggests the role that newspaper fiction played in connecting new, Australian spaces and lives to preexisting conceptions of the world and readers' place in it"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Abstraction, singularity, textuality : the equivalence of "close" and "distant" reading -- Back to the future : a new scholarly object for (data-rich) literary history -- From world to trove to data : tracing a history of transmission -- Into the unknown : literary anonymity and the inscription of reception -- Fictional systems : network analysis and syndication networks -- "Man people woman life"/"Creek sheep cattle horses" : influence, distinction, and literary traditions.
Note Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Serialized fiction -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- Publishing -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Australian newspapers -- History -- 19th century.
Books and reading -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Literature -- Research -- Methodology.
Literature -- Data processing.
Roman-feuilleton -- Histoire et critique.
Journaux australiens -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
Livres et lecture -- Australie -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
Littérature -- Recherche -- Méthodologie.
Littérature -- Informatique.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Australian & Oceanian.
Serialized fiction
Literature -- Research -- Methodology
Literature -- Data processing
Books and reading
Australian newspapers
Fiction -- Publishing
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Bode, Katherine. World of fiction. Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, [2018] 9780472130856 (DLC) 2018002652
ISBN 9780472123926 (e-book)
9780472900831 (open access ebook)
9780472130856 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.8784777 doi
AU@ 000064319944
AU@ 000065052485

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