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Writing Manuals for the Masses

The Rise of the Literary Advice Industry from Quill to Keyboard

Editors: Masschelein, Anneleen, de Geest, Dirk (Eds.)

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  • Maps the role of Anglo-American popular writing and advice culture by examining its origins in the mid-nineteenth century
  • Examines literary advice’s transformation in the twenty-first century in its multiple forms including manuals, How-To books, memoir, podcasts, YouTube, and more
  • Fills a gap in contemporary histories of creative writing by focusing on the literary advice industry in the context of commercial writing culture, popular amateur writing culture, and the self-help industry
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This open access collection of essays examines the literary advice industry since its emergence in Anglo-American literary culture in the mid-nineteenth century within the context of the professionalization of the literary field and the continued debate on creative writing as art and craft. Often dismissed as commercial and stereotypical by authors and specialists alike, literary advice has nonetheless remained a flourishing business, embodying the unquestioned values of a literary system, but also functioning as a sign of a literary system in transition. Exploring the rise of new online amateur writing cultures in the twenty-first century, this collection of essays considers how literary advice proliferates globally, leading to new forms and genres.

About the authors

Anneleen Masschelein is Associate Professor in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Her book, The Unconcept: The Freudian Uncanny in Late-Twentieth Century Theory (2011) is an intellectual history of the conceptualization of the uncanny.

Dirk de Geest is Professor in Dutch Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He has published widely in the domain of modern Dutch literature and of literary theory.


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Writing Manuals for the Masses
Book Subtitle
The Rise of the Literary Advice Industry from Quill to Keyboard
Editors
  • Anneleen Masschelein
  • Dirk de Geest
Series Title
New Directions in Book History
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53614-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53614-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53613-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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