The New Urban Atlantic

The Rise of New Media 1750–1850

Transatlantic Discourse and American Memory

Authors: Straub, Julia

  • Investigates a little explored corpus of magazines, anthologies and literary histories as part of a transatlantic media landscape
  • Engages with current discussions in early American studies on print culture, media history, periodicals, canon formation and transnationalism
  • Develops notions of the Atlantic world and transatlanticism by embedding them within central theoretical debates in literary and cultural studies
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This monograph explores transatlantic literary culture by tracing the proliferation of ‘new media,’ such as the anthology, the literary history and the magazine, in the period between 1750 and 1850. The fast-paced media landscape out of which these publishing genres developed produced the need of a ‘memory of literature’ and a concomitant rhetoric of remembering strikingly similar to what today is called a cultural memory debate. Thus, rather than depicting the emergence of an American national literature, The Rise of New Media(1750–1850) combines impulses from media history, the history of print, the sociology of literature and canon theory to uncover nascent forms and genres of literary self-reflectivity and early stirrings of a canon debate in the Atlantic World.

About the authors

Julia Straub is Senior Lecturer at the English Department of the University Berne, Switzerland. She is the editor of the Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies and author of A Victorian Muse: The Afterlife of Dante’s Beatrice in Nineteenth-Century Literature.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Building an American Memory of Literature, 1750–1850

    Straub, Julia

    Pages 1-12

  • Remembering Literature in Early America: Transatlanticism, Cultural Memory, and Its Media

    Straub, Julia

    Pages 13-27

  • Virtual Museums: The Literary Magazine and Transatlantic Periodical Culture

    Straub, Julia

    Pages 29-65

  • Of Gems, Beauties, and Relics: Anthologies in Early America

    Straub, Julia

    Pages 67-102

  • Early Forms of Literary Historiography in America: Literary Histories as Narrative Anthologies

    Straub, Julia

    Pages 103-152

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eBook $84.99
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58979-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise of New Media 1750–1850
Book Subtitle
Transatlantic Discourse and American Memory
Authors
Series Title
The New Urban Atlantic
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58168-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58168-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58979-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 193
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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