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Print, text and book cultures in South Africa

Author: Andrew Van der Vlies
Publisher: Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2012.
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"Print, Text and Book Cultures in South Africa is a field-defining contribution to the country\2019s literary scholarship. Andrew van der Vlies\2019s introductory essay maps the conceptual terrain in a systematic and engaging way, illustrating its relevance to South Africa\2019s literary and cultural history. The essays that follow demonstrate the archival richness and liveliness of the field, while opening doors to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Van der Vlies
ISBN: 9781868145669 1868145662
OCLC Number: 793224169
Description: xi, 476 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introductory. Print, text and books in South Africa / Andrew van der Vlies --
Print cultures and colonial public spheres. Metonymies of lead: bullets, type and print culture in South African missionary colonialism / Leon de Kock ; "Spread far and wide over the surface of the Earth": Evangelical reading formations and the rise of a transnational public sphere: the case of the Cape Town Ladies' Bible Association / Isabel Hofmeyer ; Textual circuits and intimate relations: a community of letters across the Indian Ocean / Meg Samuelson --
Local/global: South African writing and global imaginaries. Deneys Reitz and imperial co-option / John Gouws ; "Consequential changes": Daphne Rooke's Mittee in America and South Africa / Lucy Valerie Graham ; Oprah's paton, or South Africa and the globalisation of suffering / Rita Barnard --
Three ways of looking at Coetzee. In (or from) the heart of the country: local and global lives of Coetzee's anti-pastoral / Andrew van der Vlies ; Under local eyes: the South African publishing context of J.M. Coetzee's Foe / Jarad Zimbler ; Limber: the flexibilities of post-Nobel Coetzee / Patrick Denman Flanery. Questions of the archive and the uses of books. Colin Rae's Malaboch: the power of the book in the (mis)representation of Kgaluši Sekete Mmalebôhô / Lize Kriel ; "Send your books on active service": the books for troops scheme during the Second World War, 1939-1945 / Archie L. Dick ; From The origin of language to a language of origin: a prologue to the Grey Collection / Hedley Twidle --
Orature, image, text. The image of the book in Xhosa oral poetry / Jeff Opland ; Written out, writing in: orature in the South African literary canon / Deborah Seddon ; Not Western: race, reading and the South African photocomic / Lily Saint --
Ideological exigencies and the fates of books. The politics of obscenity: Lady Chatterley's lover and the Apartheid state / Peter D. McDonald ; "Deeply racist, superior and patronising": South African literature education and the "Gordimer incident" / Margriet van der Waal ; Begging the questions: producing Shakespeare for post-Apartheid South African schools / Natasha Distiller --
New directions. The rise of the surface: emerging questions for reading and criticism in South Africa / Sarah Nuttall ; Sailing in a smaller ship: publishing art books in South Africa / Bronwyn Law-Viljoen ; The university as publisher: towards a history of South African University Presses / Elizabeth Le Roux.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew van der Vlies.
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