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Performing authorship in eighteenth-century English periodicals

Powell, Manushag N.

Lewisburg PA : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. c2012

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  • Title:
    Performing authorship in eighteenth-century English periodicals
  • Author/Creator: Powell, Manushag N.
  • Publisher: Lewisburg PA : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Pub.
  • Creation Date: c2012
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (305 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: English periodicals -- History -- 18th century; English prose literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism; Periodicals -- Publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
  • Description: Performing Authorship in Eighteenth-Century Periodicals by Manushag N. Powell embraces periodicals across the first two-thirds of the eighteenth century to argue that this mode of writing, packed with humor and verve, originates the figure of the mass-market author as a literary character. Powell posits that, at the same time, periodicals harbor inescapable doubts as to whether such a character, and by extension their own genre, is sustainable in the long term.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1. AUTHOR AND EIDOLON; CHAPTER 2. EARLY PERIODICAL CROSS-DRESSING; CHAPTER 3. PERFORMANCE, MASCULINITY, AND PAPER WARS; CHAPTER 4. FEMININITY AND THE PERIODICAL; CHAPTER 5. NO ANIMAL IN NATURE SO MORTAL AS AN AUTHOR, OR, DEATH AND THE EIDOLON; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • Identifier: ISBN1-283-63894-0;ISBN1-61148-417-0