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New Directions in Popular Fiction

Genre, Distribution, Reproduction

Editors: Gelder, Ken (Ed.)

  • Represents the extremely diverse work being done across the broad spectrum of popular genres, from science fiction and fantasy to erotic fiction and crime fiction
  • Contributors are geographically diverse and range from early career researchers to well-known scholars in the field Examines global popular fictions, where many other books on popular fiction are Anglocentric
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About this book

This book brings together new contributions in Popular Fiction Studies, giving us a vivid sense of new directions in analysis and focus. It looks into the histories of popular genres such as the amatory novel, imperial romance, the western, Australian detective fiction, Whitechapel Gothic novels, the British spy thriller, Japanese mysteries, the 'new weird', fantasy, girl hero action novels and Quebecois science fiction. It also examines the production, reproduction and distribution of popular fiction as it carves out space for itself in transnational marketplaces and across different media entertainment systems; and it discusses the careers of popular authors and the various investments in popular fiction by readers and fans. This book will be indispensable for anyone with a serious interest in this prolific but highly distinctive literary field.

About the authors

Ken Gelder is Professor of English at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include Reading the Vampire (1994), Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (1998, with Jane M. Jacobs), Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (2004), Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (2007) and New Vampire Cinema (2012).

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Fields of Popular Fiction

    Gelder, Ken

    Pages 1-19

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  • Love in the Time of Finance: Eliza Haywood and the Rise of the Scenic Novel

    Hughes, Joe

    Pages 23-41

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  • Colonial Australian Detectives, Character Type and the Colonial Economy

    Gelder, Ken (et al.)

    Pages 43-66

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  • ‘The Floodgates of Inkland were Opened’: Aestheticising the Whitechapel Murders

    Moore, Grace

    Pages 67-86

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  • Imperial Affairs: The British Empire and the Romantic Novel, 1890–1939

    Teo, Hsu-Ming

    Pages 87-110

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52346-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 119,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52345-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Directions in Popular Fiction
Book Subtitle
Genre, Distribution, Reproduction
Editors
  • Ken Gelder
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52346-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52346-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52345-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 474
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