January 8, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9781138589667 - CAT# K386672
Series: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities
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With large-scale scholarly projects dedicated to digitizing print-based magazines and a concurrent turn towards digital mapping and data visualization, periodicals that were once accessible only in the archive now have the capacity to reach a wider audience, and make visible previously overlooked networks and connections enacted within and across the magazines. International Perspectives on Publishing Platforms: Image, Object, Text offers a unique contribution to the field of periodical studies, while also broadening the scope of purview to consider related content with regards to other relevant printed matter and cultural products, as well as digital archiving strategies.
Including interdisciplinary contributions from academics around the world, the volume presents a wide range of approaches to periodicals and printed matters from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Questions of material print culture and the digital realm are considered both via theoretical and more empirical approaches. As a whole, the book considers the pluralism of perspectives that the study of periodicals and printed matter contribute to our historical understanding of various political and social issues, and also devotes attention to the ways in which digital archiving projects be instrumentalized as a strategy for filling in gaps in the historical record.
International Perspectives on Publishing Platforms should be of great interest to researchers, academics and postgraduates engaged in the study of periodicals, publishing, book history, world literature, digital humanities, media and material culture.
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List of contributors
1_Analog and Digital Nigeria: Inheriting Serial Cultures in the Work of Kelani Abass
2_Writing about Sound: The Early Talkie Film Periodicals of India
3_One-time Periodicals, Unrealized Manifestos: Little Magazines and the Ethos of Failure
4_ Via Postal: Networked Publications in and out of Latin America
5_The Life of Others: Collecting and Archiving the Cuban Surveillance Regime
María A. Cabrera Arús
6_Contemporary Art Magazines: The Archive in the Archive
7_A Journal of Science without Boundaries: Ali Suavi’s Ulûm Gazetesi
8_Everyday Printed Matter: Kurt Schwitters’ Experimental Typography
9_The Sekai-Sei of Circulation: The "World Relevance" of the Avant-Garde Japanese Calligraphy Periodical Bokubi (1951-1960)