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  • The Invention of the Oralby Paula McDowell

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    Just as today’s embrace of the digital has sparked interest in the history of print culture, so in eighteenth-century Britain the dramatic proliferation of print gave rise to urgent efforts to historicize different media forms and to understand their unique powers. And so it was, Paula McDowell argues, that our modern concepts of oral culture and... more...

  • The Portrait and the Bookby Megan Walsh

    University of Iowa Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    In the nineteenth century, new image-making methods like steel engraving and lithography caused a surge in the publication of illustrated books in the United States. Yet even before the widespread use of these technologies, Americans had already established the illustrated book format as central to the nation’s literary culture. In The Portrait and... more...

  • Reading, Publishing and the Formation of Literary Taste in England, 1880-1914by Mary Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Between 1880 and 1914, England saw the emergence of an unprecedented range of new literary forms from Modernism to the popular thriller. Not coincidentally, this period also marked the first overt references to an art/market divide through which books took on new significance as markers of taste and class. Though this division has received considerable... more...

  • Literary Agents in the Transatlantic Book Tradeby Cécile Cottenet

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    By way of a case study of one of the oldest French book agencies, Agence Hoffman, this book analyzes the role played by French literary agents in the importation of US fiction and literature into France in the years following World War II. It sheds light on the material conditions of the circulation of texts across the Atlantic between 1944 and 1955,... more...

  • Advanced Graphic Communications and Media Technologiesby Pengfei Zhao; Yun Ouyang; Min Xu; Li Yang; Yujie Ouyang

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 390.77

    This book includes a selection of reviewed papers presented at the 2016 China Academic Conference on Printing, Packaging Engineering & Media Technology, held on November 25-27, 2016 in Xi’an, China. The conference was jointly organized by China Academy of Printing Technology, Xi’an University of Technology and Stuttgart Media University of Germany.... more...

  • Tout savoir sur les maisons d'éditionby Victor Bouadjio

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Quelle logique se cache derrière le fonctionnement des maisons d'édition ? Il y a de grandes révélations dans ce livre : pourquoi les éditeurs refusent-ils certains manuscrits ? Qu'est-ce qui provoque chez eux des coups de coeur ? Combien d'auteurs publient-ils ? Quel est l'itinéraire d'un texte anonyme ? Etc. Quelles sont leurs relations avec... more...

  • The History of the Book in the Middle Eastby Geoffrey Roper

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    This selection of papers by scholarly specialists offers an introduction to the history of the book and book culture in West Asia and North Africa from antiquity to the 20th century. The flourishing and long-lived manuscript tradition is discussed in its various aspects - social and economic as well as technical and aesthetic. The very early but... more...

  • Celebrity and the Feminist Blockbusterby Anthea Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 90.61

    In the first book-length study of celebrity feminism, Anthea Taylor convincingly argues that the most visible feminists in the mediasphere have been authors of bestselling works of non-fiction: feminist ‘blockbusters’. Celebrity and The Feminist Blockbuster explores how the authors of these popular feminist books have shaped the public identity of... more...

  • Innovation Policies in the European News Media Industryby Hans van Kranenburg

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 111.96

    This book explores the importance and the types of media innovation policies formulated and implemented in various European countries. Each country analysis illustrates the evolution and structure of news media markets and media cross-ownership policies in recent years and evaluates how innovation policies stimulate innovative activities in journalism... more...

  • Scratchby Manjula Martin

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 16.00

    A collection of essays from today’s most acclaimed authors—from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen—on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything... more...