New Directions in Book History

The Novel as Network

Forms, Ideas, Commodities

Editors: Lanzendörfer, Tim, Norrick-Rühl, Corinna (Eds.)

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  • Argues against the notion that the novel is experiencing its demise
  • Draws on actor-network theory to show how the novel is a network-of-networks
  • Contributes to publishing studies, translation studies, adaptation studies as well as the Digital Humanities
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The Novel as Network: Forms, Ideas, Commodities engages with the contemporary Anglophone novel and its derivatives and by-products such as graphic novels, comics, podcasts, and Quality TV. This collection investigates the meaning of the novel in the larger system of contemporary media production and (post-)print culture, viewing the novel through the lens of actor network theory as a node in the novel network. Chapters underscore the deep interconnection between all the aspects of the novel, between the novel as a (literary) form, as an idea, and as a commodity. Bringing together experts from American, British, and Postcolonial Studies, as well as Book, Publishing, and Media Studies, this collection offers a new vantage point to view the novel in its multifacetious expressions today.


About the authors

Tim Lanzendörfer is Heisenberg Research Fellow for Literary Theory, Literary Studies, and the Communication of Literary Studies at Goethe University, Germany. He is the author most recently of Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature (2018).

Corinna Norrick-Rühl is Chair of Book Studies at the University of Münster, Germany. Her most recent publications are Book Clubs and Book Commerce (2019) and Internationaler Buchmarkt (2019).

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“Offering a novel, and networked, approach to the ‘novel network,’ this is a timely and important intervention responding to an urgent need for re-orientation in studying the novel. The truly interdisciplinary collection is keenly alert to the various contexts of the novel on today’s multimedial cultural marketplace, helping us revise our understanding of what, and how, the novel ‘is’.” (Florian Klaeger, Professor of English Literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany, and author of Reading into the Stars. Cosmopoetics in the Contemporary Novel (2018))

Novel as Network is an astute and coherent series of essays on the forms, functions, and fortunes of the novel in the late age of print. With a productive use of network theory that brings together fresh perspectives from literary studies and book history, this collection shows how the contemporary novel is placed in varieties of markets, media, taste formations, and genres.” (Günter Leypoldt, Professor of American Literature, University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Novel as Network
Book Subtitle
Forms, Ideas, Commodities
Editors
  • Tim Lanzendörfer
  • Corinna Norrick-Rühl
Series Title
New Directions in Book History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53409-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53409-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53408-0
Series ISSN
2634-6117
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 327
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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