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The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume One

Authors, Publishers and the Shaping of Taste

Editors: Spiers, J. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

VOLUME I PATRICK BUCKRIDGE Associate Professor, School of Humanities, Griffith University, Australia CECILE COTTENET Assistant-Professor, Universite de Provence, Aix-Marseille I, France SIMON ELIOT Professor of the History of the Book, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK WALLACE KIRSOP Independent scholar, Australia KATE MACDONALD Senior Researcher, Department of English, University of Ghent, Belgium ANDREW NASH Senior Lecturer in the School of English and American Studies, University of Reading, UK GORDON B. NEAVILL Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, USA FREDERICK NESTA Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London, UK ISABELLE OLIVERO independent scholar, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris, France BARBARA SCHAFF Professor of Literature and Culture, Gottingen University, Germany JOHN SPIERS Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK MICHELLE K. TROY Associate Professor of History, Hillyer College, University of Hartford, USA VOLUME II ROBERT FRASER Professor of English, Open University, UK JOHN B. HENCH Independent scholar, USA ABHIJIT GUPTA Reader in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India LISA KUITERT Professor in Book History and Manuscript Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands RUTH PANOFSKY Associate Professor English, Ryerson University, Canada ALISON RUKAVINA Instructor in Department of Film and English Studies, University of Alberta, Canada TERRY I. SEYMOUR Independent scholar, USA JOHN SPIERS Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, UK ELIZABETH TILLEY National University of Ireland, Galway, Eire SHAFQUAT TOWHEED Lecturer in Literature, Open University, UK ALVARO CEBALLOS VIRO Independent scholar, Germany NASSIA YAKOVAKI Assistant Professor on Early Modern European History, University of Thessally, Greece

Reviews

'An invaluable and engrossing re-evaluation of the Publishers Series, providing stimulating international comparisons and a lasting and important contribution to modern social and cultural history' - James Raven, Professor in Modern History, University of Essex, UK

'The phenomenon of the publisher's series - so central to 18th and 19th-century publishing and reading practices - has never before been considered so fully. In the sheer breadth of the new material they encompass, enabling comparisons across time and space, these volumes will prove invaluable to students and scholars alike.' - Mary Hammond, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Southampton, UK


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Spiers, John

    Pages 1-61

  • Market Forces and Modernisation in the French Book Trade in the Last Century of the ‘Ancien Régime’ and in the Early Nineteenth Century: Some Reflections on the Emergence of the Publisher’s Series

    Kirsop, Wallace

    Pages 62-71

  • The Paperback Revolution in France, 1850–1950

    Olivero, Isabelle

    Pages 72-87

  • Canonicity, Reprint Publishing, and Copyright

    Neavill, Gordon B.

    Pages 88-105

  • ‘To Undertake Such Works as They Find to Be Wanted’: The Early Years of the Clarendon Press Series

    Eliot, Simon

    Pages 106-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume One
Book Subtitle
Authors, Publishers and the Shaping of Taste
Editors
  • J. Spiers
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29936-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230299368
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28402-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32920-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 257
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
Topics