English Literature: Early Novelists, Historicism and the World Wide Web

Downie, Alan (J. A.). 2011. English Literature: Early Novelists, Historicism and the World Wide Web. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 34(4), pp. 471-478. ISSN 1754-0194 [Article]

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In the last thirty years scholarly attention has moved from the study of poets, playwrights and essaysists towards the study of novelists, particularly women novelists. Academics in English departments are also increasingly concerned with the range of 'non-literary' texts, and there has been burgeoning interest in the book trade and the history of the book. The irruption of 'theory' into eighteenth-century English studies resulted in a huge shift in methodological awareness, but this pales into insignificance beside the impact of computers in general and the World Wide Web in particular.

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book trade, cultural studies, eighteenth-century studies, historicism, history of the book, novels, world wide web

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English and Comparative Literature


December 2011Published

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21 Mar 2012 14:54

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23 Jun 2017 15:51

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