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The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume Two

Nationalisms and the National Canon

  • John Spiers

About this book


This volume explores problems concerning the series, national development and the national canon in a range of countries and their international book-trade relationships. Studies focus on issues such as the fabrication of a national canon, and on the book in war-time, the evolution of Catholic literature, imperial traditions and colonial libraries.


culture evolution Libraries

Editors and affiliations

  • John Spiers
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced StudyUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.School of Humanities, Social Sciences and LawUniversity of GlamorganUK

About the editors

ROBERT FRASER Professor of English, Open University, UK JOHN B. HENCH independent scholar, USA ABHIJIT GUPTA Reader in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India LISA KUITERT Professor in Book History and Manuscript Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands RUTH PANOFSKY Associate Professor English, Ryerson University, Canada ALISON RUKAVINA Instructor in Department of Film and English Studies, University of Alberta, Canada TERRY I. SEYMOUR independent scholar, USA JOHN SPIERS Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, UK ELIZABETH TILLEY National University of Ireland, Galway, Eire SHAFQUAT TOWHEED Lecturer in Literature, Open University, UK ALVARO CEBALLOS VIRO independent scholar, Germany NASSIA YAKOVAKI Assistant Professor on Early Modern European History, University of Thessally, Greece

Bibliographic information


'An invaluable and engrossing re-evaluation of the Publishers Series, providing stimulating international comparisons and a lasting and important contribution to modern social and cultural history'

- James Raven, Professor in Modern History, University of Essex, UK

'The phenomenon of the publisher's series - so central to 18th and 19th-century publishing and reading practices - has never before been considered so fully. In the sheer breadth of the new material they encompass, enabling comparisons across time and space, these volumes will prove invaluable to students and scholars alike.'

- Mary Hammond, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Southampton, UK