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The rise and fall of early American magazine culture, Jared Gardner

Label
The rise and fall of early American magazine culture
Title
The rise and fall of early American magazine culture
Statement of responsibility
Jared Gardner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between the newly canonized novels of the 1790s and the long-familiar novels of the 1820s, early American literary magazines figured themselves as museums, bringing together a multitude of notable content and enabling readers to choose what to consume. A transatlantic literary form that refused to break with British cultural models and genealogy, the early American magazine had at its center the anonymous authority of the editor and a porous distinction between reader and author. Esteemed subscribers were treated as magnets to attract other subscribers, and subscribers were prompted to become contributors, giving these early American publications the appearance of public forums. The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture reexamines these publications and their reach to show how magazine culture was multi-vocal, as opposed to novel culture, which imposed a one-sided authorial voice and restricted the agency of the reader. In this first book-length study of the history of American magazine culture in the colonial and early national period, Jared Gardner describes how those who invested considerable energies in this form--including some of the period's most important political and literary figures such as Charles Brockden Brown and Washington Irving--sought to establish a very different model of literary culture than what came to define American literary history and its scholarship. He cautions against privileging novels or authors as the essential touchstones of American literary history and instead encourages an understanding of how the "editorial function" favored by magazine culture shaped reading and writing practices. Countering assumptions about early American print culture and challenging our scholarly fixation on the novel, Gardner reimagines the early American magazine as a rich literary culture that operated as a model for nation-building by celebrating editorship over authorship and serving as a virtual salon in which citizens were invited to share their different perspectives. This important work revisits largely lost interventions in the forms and politics of literature and sounds a vibrant call to radically revise early American literary history."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gardner, Jared
Dewey number
070.5/72097309033
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS193
LC item number
.G37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The history of communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Periodicals
  • Literature publishing
  • American periodicals
  • Authors and publishers
Label
The rise and fall of early American magazine culture, Jared Gardner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the literary museum and the unsettling of the early American novel -- American spectators, tatlers, and guardians : transatlantic periodical culture in the eighteenth century -- The American magazine in the early national period : publishers, printers, and editors -- The American magazine in the early national period : readers, correspondents, and contributors -- The early American magazine in the nineteenth century : Brown, Rowson, and Irving -- Conclusion : what happened next
Control code
752471110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 203 pages
Isbn
9780252036705
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011034714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)752471110
Label
The rise and fall of early American magazine culture, Jared Gardner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the literary museum and the unsettling of the early American novel -- American spectators, tatlers, and guardians : transatlantic periodical culture in the eighteenth century -- The American magazine in the early national period : publishers, printers, and editors -- The American magazine in the early national period : readers, correspondents, and contributors -- The early American magazine in the nineteenth century : Brown, Rowson, and Irving -- Conclusion : what happened next
Control code
752471110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 203 pages
Isbn
9780252036705
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011034714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)752471110

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