Authorship, Commerce and the Public : Scenes of Writing, 1750-1850

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  • Copyright: 2002-12-13
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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These essays explore the remarkable expansion of publishing from 1750 to 1850 which reflected the growth of literacy, and the diversification of the reading public. Experimentation with new genres, methods of advertising, marketing and dissemination, forms of critical reception and modes of access to writing are also examined in detail. This collection represents a new wave of critical writing extending cultural materialism beyond its accustomed concern with historicizing the words on the page into the economics of literature, and the investigation of neglected areas of print culture.

Author Biography

Caroline Franklin is Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Emma Clery is Senior Lecturer in English at Sheffield Hallam University.

Peter Garside is at the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, Cardiff University, Wales.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figure
Acknowledgements viii
Notes on the Contributors ix
E. J. Clery
Caroline Franklin
Peter Garside
Part I Authorship 27(74)
Anne Grant and the Professionalization of Privacy
Pam Perkins
Women Poets and Anonymity in the Romantic Era
Paula R. Feldman
Walter Scott: Anonymity and the Unmasking of Harlequin
Claire Lamont
James Hogg and his Publishers: The Queen's Wake and Queen Hynde
Douglas S. Mack
Authority and Community: John Clare and John Taylor
Paul Chirico
Part II Commerce 101(68)
Eliza Haywood and the Discourse of Taste
Robert W. Jones
Camilla in the Marketplace: Moral Marketing and Feminist Editing in 1796 and 1802
Sara Salih
Economics, Expertise, Enterprise and the Literary Scene: The Commercial Management Ethos in British Circulating Libraries, 1780--1830
Christopher Skelton-Foord
Popular Romanticism? Publishing, Readership and the Making of Literary History
Benjamin Colbert
Part III The Public 169(68)
Cultures of Print: Mass Markets and Theories of the Liberal Public Sphere
Judith Stoddart
`The Hastings Circle': Writers and Writing in Calcutta in the Last Quarter of the Eighteenth Century
Michael J. Franklin
A `Memorable Grave': The Abject Subtext of Charles Lloyd's
Edmund Oliver
Paul Keen
State Patronage and the Romantic Writer: Henry Taylor's Modest Proposal
William Christie
Index 237

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