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The Resource A world of fiction : digital collections and the future of literary history, Katherine Bode

A world of fiction : digital collections and the future of literary history, Katherine Bode

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A world of fiction : digital collections and the future of literary history
Title
A world of fiction
Title remainder
digital collections and the future of literary history
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Bode
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Language
eng
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"--
  • "During the 19th century, throughout the Anglophone world, most fiction was first published in periodicals. In Australia, newspapers were not only the main source of periodical fiction, but the main source of fiction in general. Because of their importance as fiction publishers, and because they provided Australian readers with access to stories from around the world--from Britain, America and Australia, as well as Austria, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, and beyond--Australian newspapers represent an important record of the transnational circulation and reception of fiction in this period. Investigating almost 10,000 works of fiction in the world's largest open-access collection of mass-digitized historical newspapers (the National Library of Australia's Trove database), A World of Fiction reconceptualizes how fiction traveled globally, and was received and understood locally, in the 19th century. Katherine Bode's innovative approach to the new digital collections that are transforming research in the humanities is a model of how digital tools can transform how we understand digital collections and interpret literatures in the past." -- Publisher's description
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Bode, Katherine,
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3448.S48
LC item number
B63 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Digital Humanities
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  • Serialized fiction
  • Fiction
  • Australian newspapers
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Australian newspapers
  • Criticism, Textual
  • Fiction
  • Serial publication of books
  • Australia
Label
A world of fiction : digital collections and the future of literary history, Katherine Bode
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-243) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: questions and opportunities for twenty-first-century literary history -- 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 -- Conclusion: whither worlds and data futures
Control code
1037291929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780472130856
Lccn
2018002652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1037291929
Label
A world of fiction : digital collections and the future of literary history, Katherine Bode
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: questions and opportunities for twenty-first-century literary history -- 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 -- Conclusion: whither worlds and data futures
Control code
1037291929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780472130856
Lccn
2018002652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1037291929

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