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The Resource American literature and the culture of reprinting, 1834-1853, Meredith L. McGill

American literature and the culture of reprinting, 1834-1853, Meredith L. McGill

Label
American literature and the culture of reprinting, 1834-1853
Title
American literature and the culture of reprinting, 1834-1853
Statement of responsibility
Meredith L. McGill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGill, Meredith L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Material texts
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  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • American literature
  • Literature publishing
  • Authors and publishers
  • Copyright
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Authors and publishers
  • Copyright
  • Literature publishing
  • Relations with publishers
  • United States
Summary expansion
The antebellum period has long been identified with the belated emergence of a truly national literature. And yet, as Meredith L. McGill argues, a mass market for books in this period was built and sustained through what we would call rampant literary piracy: a national literature developed not despite but because of the systematic copying of foreign works. Restoring a political dimension to accounts of the economic grounds of antebellum literature, McGill unfolds the legal arguments and political struggles that produced an American "culture of reprinting" and held it in place for two crucial decades. In this culture of reprinting, the circulation of print outstripped authorial and editorial control. McGill examines the workings of literary culture within this market, shifting her gaze from first and authorized editions to reprints and piracies, from the form of the book to the intersection of book and periodical publishing, and from a national literature to an internally divided and transatlantic literary marketplace. Through readings of the work of Dickens, Poe, and Hawthorne, McGill seeks both to analyze how changes in the conditions of publication influenced literary form and to measure what was lost as literary markets became centralized and literary culture became stratified in the early 1850s. American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853 delineates a distinctive literary culture that was regional in articulation and transnational in scope, while questioning the grounds of the startlingly recent but nonetheless powerful equation of the national interest with the extension of authors' rights
Label
American literature and the culture of reprinting, 1834-1853, Meredith L. McGill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction: The Matter of the Text""; ""1. Commerce, Print Culture, and the Authority of the State in American Copyright Law""; ""Discontinuities in the Genealogy of Authorship""; ""Materiality and the Common Law in Wheaton v. Peters""; ""Dissemination and the State""; """"Perfect Title"": American Copyright and the Letter of the Law""; ""2. International Copyright and the Political Economy of Print""; ""Legalizing Piracy""; ""Representing the Nation: The Campaign for International Copyright""
  • ""Decentering the Market: Defending the System of Reprinting""""Maintaining Decentralization: Reprinting and the Syncopation of the National Imaginary""; ""3. Circulating Media: Charles Dickens, Reprinting, and the Dislocation of American Culture""; ""Property in Dickens: The 1842 Tour""; ""National Debt and National Identity: The American Circulation of American Notes for General Circulation""; ""Representing Decentralization: The Narrative Structure of American Notes""; ""Circulation and Slavery""; ""Martin Chuzzlewit, the Social Order, and the Medium of Print""; ""4. Unauthorized Poe""
  • ""Embracing Secondarity""""Dislocating Reference""; ""Elaboration, Eclecticism, and the Deferral of Authorship""; ""Authentic Facsimiles""; ""5. Poe, Literary Nationalism, and Authorial Identity""; ""James Russell Lowell and the ""Be-Mirrorment"" of Poe""; ""Removing the Anonymous: Young America and the Control of Dissemination""; ""Narratives of Absolute Possession and Dispossession: Authorial Identity in ""The Little Longfellow War""""; ""Disowning Ownership: Poe's Evasion of Identity at the Boston Lyceum""; ""6. Suspended Animation: Hawthorne and the Relocation of Narrative Authority""
  • ""The Uses of Obscurity""""""Sleeping Beauty in the Waxworks"" Monotony and Repose in Early Hawthorne""; ""Monotony and Declension: The Properties of Narrative in The House of the Seven Gables""; """"Time-Stricken"": Narrative Disruption and Self-Indictment""; """"Sordid Contact"": Addressing Ordinary Life and the Disenchantments of Address""; ""Authorship and the Power of Humiliation""; ""Coda""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""W""; ""Y""
Control code
ocn868970571
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (373 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812209747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt49stx1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868970571
Label
American literature and the culture of reprinting, 1834-1853, Meredith L. McGill
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction: The Matter of the Text""; ""1. Commerce, Print Culture, and the Authority of the State in American Copyright Law""; ""Discontinuities in the Genealogy of Authorship""; ""Materiality and the Common Law in Wheaton v. Peters""; ""Dissemination and the State""; """"Perfect Title"": American Copyright and the Letter of the Law""; ""2. International Copyright and the Political Economy of Print""; ""Legalizing Piracy""; ""Representing the Nation: The Campaign for International Copyright""
  • ""Decentering the Market: Defending the System of Reprinting""""Maintaining Decentralization: Reprinting and the Syncopation of the National Imaginary""; ""3. Circulating Media: Charles Dickens, Reprinting, and the Dislocation of American Culture""; ""Property in Dickens: The 1842 Tour""; ""National Debt and National Identity: The American Circulation of American Notes for General Circulation""; ""Representing Decentralization: The Narrative Structure of American Notes""; ""Circulation and Slavery""; ""Martin Chuzzlewit, the Social Order, and the Medium of Print""; ""4. Unauthorized Poe""
  • ""Embracing Secondarity""""Dislocating Reference""; ""Elaboration, Eclecticism, and the Deferral of Authorship""; ""Authentic Facsimiles""; ""5. Poe, Literary Nationalism, and Authorial Identity""; ""James Russell Lowell and the ""Be-Mirrorment"" of Poe""; ""Removing the Anonymous: Young America and the Control of Dissemination""; ""Narratives of Absolute Possession and Dispossession: Authorial Identity in ""The Little Longfellow War""""; ""Disowning Ownership: Poe's Evasion of Identity at the Boston Lyceum""; ""6. Suspended Animation: Hawthorne and the Relocation of Narrative Authority""
  • ""The Uses of Obscurity""""""Sleeping Beauty in the Waxworks"" Monotony and Repose in Early Hawthorne""; ""Monotony and Declension: The Properties of Narrative in The House of the Seven Gables""; """"Time-Stricken"": Narrative Disruption and Self-Indictment""; """"Sordid Contact"": Addressing Ordinary Life and the Disenchantments of Address""; ""Authorship and the Power of Humiliation""; ""Coda""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""W""; ""Y""
Control code
ocn868970571
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (373 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812209747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt49stx1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868970571

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