The Rise of New Media 1750-1850 : Transatlantic Discourse and American Memory Hardback
by Julia Straub
Part of the The New Urban Atlantic series
This monograph explores transatlantic literary culture by tracing the proliferation of `new media,' such as the anthology, the literary history and the magazine, in the period between 1750 and 1850.
The fast-paced media landscape out of which these publishing genres developed produced the need of a `memory of literature' and a concomitant rhetoric of remembering strikingly similar to what today is called a cultural memory debate.
Thus, rather than depicting the emergence of an American national literature, The Rise of New Media(1750-1850) combines impulses from media history, the history of print, the sociology of literature and canon theory to uncover nascent forms and genres of literary self-reflectivity and early stirrings of a canon debate in the Atlantic World.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 193 pages, 7 Illustrations, black and white; X, 193 p. 7 illus.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 23/05/2017
- Category: Literature: history & criticism
- ISBN: 9781137589798
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