Top of page

Book/Printed Material A world of fiction : digital collections and the future of literary history

About this Item

Title

  • A world of fiction : digital collections and the future of literary history

Summary

  • "The title for this book, "a World of Fiction," has three meanings, and these have continued to underpin and shape the book. The most straightforward concerns the global origins of fiction in nineteenth-century Australian newspapers. While British, Australian, and American works dominate, and have been my focus, these newspapers include fiction from many other places: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and more. An even wider range of geographical locations are evoked in the inscription of stories, which are presented as coming from the above countries and far beyond: Belgium, Burma, Chile, China, Cuba, Egypt, the list goes on. This sheer multitude of origins, real and inscribed--and the frequency of global voyages in these stories--indicates a pronounced geographical focus in the creation, publication, and reception of colonial newspaper fiction. Given that many of the original readers for these stories would have recently arrived in the colonies from elsewhere, this global consciousness suggests the role that newspaper fiction played in connecting new, Australian spaces and lives to preexisting conceptions of the world and readers' place in it"-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Bode, Katherine, author.

Created / Published

  • Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, [2018]

Contents

  • Abstraction, singularity, textuality : the equivalence of "close" and "distant" reading -- Back to the future : a new scholarly object for (data-rich) literary history -- From world to trove to data : tracing a history of transmission -- Into the unknown : literary anonymity and the inscription of reception -- Fictional systems : network analysis and syndication networks -- "Man people woman life"/"Creek sheep cattle horses" : influence, distinction, and literary traditions.

Headings

  • -  Australian newspapers--History--19th century
  • -  Books and reading--Australia--History--19th century
  • -  Fiction--Publishing--Australia--History--19th century
  • -  Literature--Data processing
  • -  Literature--Research--Methodology
  • -  Serialized fiction--History and criticism

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PN3448.S48

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018051463

Rights Advisory

Access Advisory

  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

  • image
  • epub

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

The books in this collection are licensed under open access licenses allowing for the reuse and distribution of each book following the terms described in each license. Researchers should consult the Rights Advisory statement for each title and the accompanying license details for information about rights and permissions associated with each of the licenses.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Bode, Katherine, Author. A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History. [Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2018] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018051463/.

APA citation style:

Bode, K. (2018) A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History. [Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018051463/.

MLA citation style:

Bode, Katherine, Author. A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History. [Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2018] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018051463/>.