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Modern Print Artefacts: Textual Materiality and Literary Value in British Print Culture, 1890-1930s

Patrick Collier


Modern Print Artefacts examines the workings of literary value at the turn of the twentieth century through case studies of British periodicals and print genres. It argues that the materiality of print artefacts—including characteristics such as typography, paper quality, visual appearance, and organization—was both a sign and a generator of literary value in this period. Indeed, the materiality of print artefacts was particularly visible in these years, Collier argues, as literary modernism and growth in publishing and the press destabilized the landscape of literary value. The book traces th ... More

Keywords: Literary value, Periodicals, periodical studies, textual materiality, modernism, fin de siècle, early-twentieth century, magazines, newspapers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474413473
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Collier, author
Ball State University