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Parution – “Authorship in Context”

Authorship in Context. From the Theoretical to the Material

Edited by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and Polina Mackay

New York, Palgrave Macmillan

2007, 256 p.


This book maps the terrain of Anglo-American authorship as it shifts from a theoretical to a more material approach to its study in contexts recognized as key to its development: the nineteenth-century literary marketplace, twentieth-century experimentalism and postmodern culture. Gender and (post)colonial issues around authorial identity and literary work are further explored in relation to publishing policies, graphic media, and the Internet.

Author Bio

Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi works in the School of English at Exeter University. Polina Mackay works in the School of English at Birkbeck College.

Table of contents

Introduction; K.Hadjiafxendi & P.Mackay PART I: INTELLECTUAL HISTORY The Decline of the Critic; T.Eagleton  PART II: NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE AND THE MARKET PLACE  The Author, the Editor and the Fissured Text: Scott, Maturin and Hogg; V.Sage  George Eliot’s Aesthetic of Delitescency; K.Hadjiafxendi  Liberal Editing in the Fortnightly Review and the Nineteenth Century; H.Small  PART III: TWENTIETH -CENTURY EXPERIMENTALISM  F.R. Leavis: The Writer, Language, History; M.Bell  Mind that Crowd: Flann O’Brien’s Authors; J.Brooker  Authorship in the Writings and Films of William S. Burroughs; P.Mackay  PART IV: POSTMODERN CULTURE  Postmodernism. Criticism and the Graphic Novel; D.Punter  William Gibson: Consumerism and Electronic Authorship; T.Rapatzikou  Towards a Politics of the Small Things: Arundhati Roy and the Decantralisation of Authorship; M.S.Alexandru  Recommended Bibliography  Index

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