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Reprints, international markets and local literary taste: New empiricism and Australian literature

Ensor, J.D. (2008) Reprints, international markets and local literary taste: New empiricism and Australian literature. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature . pp. 198-218.

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Abstract

Taking a cue from Franco Moretti's research, my article applies statistical methods to probe the history of publishing Australian novels both locally and internationally. By temporarily suspending our discipline's preoccupation with close readings and canonical judgements, I aim to demonstrate how the computational analysis of large-scale publication data about Australian novels can also provoke alternative kinds of, and responses to, Australian literary history.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Association for the Study of Australian Literature/National Library of Australia
Notes: Special Issue: The Colonial Present
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13740
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