Institutions of Literature, 1700–1900: The Development of Literary Culture and Production

Mee, J. and Sangster, M. (Eds.) (2022) Institutions of Literature, 1700–1900: The Development of Literary Culture and Production. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781108830201

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This collection provides students and researchers with a new and lively understanding of the role of institutions in the production, reception, and meaning of literature in the period 1700-1900. The period saw a fundamental transition from a patronage system to a marketplace in which institutions played an important mediating role between writers and readers, a shift with consequences that continue to resonate today. Often producers themselves, institutions processed and claimed authority over a variety of cultural domains that never simply tessellated into any unified system. The collection's primary concerns are British and imperial environments, with a comparative German case study, but it offers encouragement for its approaches to be taken up in a variety of other cultural contexts. From the Post Office to museums, from bricks and mortar to less tangible institutions like authorship and genre, this collection opens up a new field for literary studies.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sangster, Professor Matthew
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Published Online:30 June 2022
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
173556Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900Matthew SangsterArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/N008790/1Arts - English Literature