Gender and Prestige in Literature (Heftet)

Contemporary Australian Book Culture

Serie: New Directions in Book History 


Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 239
Forlag: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9783030491444
Kategori: Ordbøker og oppslagsverk
Omtale Gender and Prestige in Literature
Gender and Prestige in Literature: Contemporary Australian Book Culture explores the relationship between gender, power, reputation and book publishing's consecratory institutions in the Australian literary field from 1965-2015. Focusing on book reviews, literary festivals and literary prizes, this work analyses the ways in which these institutions exist in an increasingly cooperative and generative relationship in the contemporary publishing industry, a system designed to limit field transformation. Taking an intersectional approach, this research acknowledges that a number of factors in addition to gender may influence the reception of an author or a title in the literary field and finds that progress towards equality is unstable and non-linear. By combining quantitative data analysis with interviews from authors, editors, critics, publishers and prize judges Alexandra Dane maps the circulation of prestige in Australian publishing, addressing questions around gender, identity, literary reputation, literary worth and the resilience of the status quo that have long plagued the field.

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