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Introduction

Aileen Douglas

in Work in Hand: Script, Print, and Writing, 1690-1840

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198789185
eISBN:
9780191831102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789185.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Drawing on Daniel Defoe’s Essay upon Literature, the introduction defines the term ‘hand’ in relation to manual writing. It outlines how Defoe understands the ‘work of writing’ in relation both to ... More


Work in Hand: Script, Print, and Writing, 1690-1840

Aileen Douglas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198789185
eISBN:
9780191831102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789185.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Work in Hand: Script, Print, and Writing, 1690–1840 argues that between the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries manual writing was a dynamic technology. It examines script in relation to ... More


Fragmentation and Modularity

Jutta Schickore

in About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226449982
eISBN:
9780226450049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the early twentieth century, venom research migrated into the domain of protein and enzyme studies. Venom researchers consciously drew on new analytic techniques and approaches from research on ... More


Johnson’s Character

Aileen Douglas

in Work in Hand: Script, Print, and Writing, 1690-1840

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198789185
eISBN:
9780191831102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789185.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

At the time of his death in 1785, Samuel Johnson occupied an exemplary position as author and moralist. Johnson’s death initiated a wave of print which celebrated and commodified the writer and which ... More


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