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A world of fiction : digital collections and the future of literary history

Author: Katherine Bode
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
Series: Digital humanities (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The title for this book, "a World of Fiction," has three meanings, and these have continued to underpin and shape the book. The most straightforward concerns the global origins of fiction in nineteenth-century Australian newspapers. While British, Australian, and American works dominate, and have been my focus, these newspapers include fiction from many other places: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Holland,

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bode, Katherine.
World of fiction.
Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018051463
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Bode
ISBN: 9780472130856 0472130854
OCLC Number: 1037291929
Description: viii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: questions and opportunities for twenty-first-century literary history --
Abstraction, singularity, textuality : the equivalence of "close" and "distant" reading --
Back to the future : a new scholarly object for (data-rich) literary history --
From world to trove to data : tracing a history of transmission --
Into the unknown : literary anonymity and the inscription of reception --
Fictional systems : network analysis and syndication networks --
"Man people woman life"/"Creek sheep cattle horses" : influence, distinction, and literary traditions --
Conclusion: whither worlds and data futures.
Series Title: Digital humanities (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Responsibility: Katherine Bode.


Investigating almost 10,000 works of fiction in the world's largest collection of mass-digitized historical newspapers (the National Library of Australia's Trove database), A World of Fiction  Read more...


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