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Melville and the Marketplace

Sheila Post

in A Historical Guide to Herman Melville

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142822
eISBN:
9780199850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142822.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Although it is evident that Herman Melville and a number of other contemporary writers incorporated in their works the evident trends in the mid-nineteenth-century literary marketplace, it can be ... More


Biography and the Romantic Poet

Julian North

in The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571987
eISBN:
9780191722363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571987.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter looks at the encounter between biography and the Romantic poet. It focuses on the hostile responses to the genre from Coleridge (‘A Prefatory Observation on Modern Biography’ (1810) ) ... More


Political Crimes and Fictional Alibis: The Case of Delarivier Manley

Catherine Gallagher

in Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182436
eISBN:
9780191673801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses three instances of realignments between politics and commerce in general and politics and the literary marketplace in particular. The first is a new discursiveness in English ... More


Conclusion: ‘The Antidote to these Women's Poison’?

Paula McDowell

in The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Offering a new synthetic model for the study of the literary marketplace, this book has uncovered a legacy of female religio-political activity that existed long before the better-known political ... More


The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Paula McDowell

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The period 1678–1730 was a decisive one in Western political history and in the history of the British press. Changing conditions for political expression and an expanding book trade enabled ... More


Besant and Collaboration

Kirsty Bunting

in Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620351
eISBN:
9781789623901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

At the heart of this chapter is the assertion that it is impossible to understand the full complexity of the nineteenth-century literary tradition without acknowledging that as the result of the ... More


Living parchments, human documents: passing, racial identity and the literary marketplace

Sinéad Moynihan

in Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082290
eISBN:
9781781702727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082290.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on contemporary fiction that deploys passing plots in order to consider the act of writing, in particular, examining texts which invoke passing at both a narrative and ... More


On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England

David Baker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804738569
eISBN:
9780804772907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804738569.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In early modern England, while moralists railed against the theater as wasteful and depraved, and inflation whittled away at the value of wages, people attended the theater in droves. This book draws ... More


Introduction

Paula McDowell

in The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Part I surveys the politically dissident activities of women in the book trade, discussing women printers, publishers, ballad-singers, hawkers, and others. In this period between the decline of ... More


British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Máire ní Fhlathúin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays drawn from the ... More


Coleridge the Lecturer, A Disappearing Act

Sarah Zimmerman

in The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833147
eISBN:
9780191872631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833147.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Coleridge set some of the key terms of Romantic-era literary lecturing in his responses to two historical pressures. He attempted to define himself as a literary lecturer against his former roles as ... More


Approaching the Lecture Room

Sarah Zimmerman

in The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833147
eISBN:
9780191872631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833147.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Public lectures on poetry became popular events in England in the first two decades of the nineteenth century. They joined a thriving lecture scene dominated by science lectures, and they were ... More


Novelty and the Market: Edith Wharton

Vike Martina Plock

in Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474427418
eISBN:
9781474434607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427418.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Edith Wharton’s critical assessment of modern consumer culture, whose ascendancy she associated with standardised sartorial and literary tastes. By showing her indebtedness to ... More


The ‘business’ of a woman's life and the making of the Female Philosopher: the works of Mary Wollstonecraft

Jennie Batchelor

in Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter addresses the complex turns that the debate on women's work took in the specific context of the 1790s and, more specifically still, in the non-fictional and imaginative publications of ... More


Publishing Woman

in Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763110
eISBN:
9780804772938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763110.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter pays attention to men's endeavors to support women as they entered the professions, with a specific emphasis on the literary marketplace. The life stories of most late-eighteenth-century ... More


Up to Maughty London: Joyce's Cultural Capital in the Imperial Metropolis

Eleni Loukopoulou

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062242
eISBN:
9780813051932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Up to Maughty London: Joyce's Cultural Capital in the Imperial Metropolis examines the relationship between James Joyce’s writings, their publication history, and London, arguing that they are ... More


“An Independent Publication for Geologists”: The Geological Society, Commercial Journals, and the Remaking of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Gowan Dawson

in Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Constructing Scientific Communities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226676517
eISBN:
9780226683461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226683461.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Geological Society of London’s elitism ensured that it remained at odds with commercial journals that sought to foster different, more marketable approaches to the earth sciences. The financial ... More


Introduction

Vike Martina Plock

in Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474427418
eISBN:
9781474434607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427418.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction examines how theorists at the turn of the twentieth century conceptualised fashion and began to associate it with such concepts as ‘novelty’, ‘standardization’ and ‘capitalism’. It ... More


Exploration and Narrative: Travel, Writing, Publishing, and the House of Murray

Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell

in Travels into Print: Exploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226429533
eISBN:
9780226233574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233574.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The heightened presence from the later eighteenth century of travel publishing as a distinctive genre was coincident with the emergence of greater literacy in Britain, the development of a literary ... More


The Literary Marketplace and Rebellions against Commerce

Katherine Mullin

in Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198724841
eISBN:
9780191792342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724841.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 4 explores how fictions by Margaret Oliphant, Henry James, George Gissing, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, and Virginia Woolf share their culture’s preoccupation with the unresolved ... More


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