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The Edinburgh companion to women in publishing, 1900-2000

Wilson, N. ORCID:, Batershill, C., Heywood, S. ORCID:, Joseph, M., La Penna, D. ORCID:, Southworth, H., Staveley, A. and Willson Gordon, E., eds. (2024) The Edinburgh companion to women in publishing, 1900-2000. Edinburgh companions to Literature and the humanities. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp752. ISBN 9781399500340 (In Press)

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Women’s creative labour in publishing has often been overlooked. This book draws on dynamic new work in feminist book history and publishing studies to offer the first comparative collection exploring women’s diverse, deeply embedded work in modern publishing. Highlighting the value of networks, collaboration, and archives, the companion sets out new ways of reading women’s contributions to the production and circulation of global print cultures. With an international, intergenerational set of contributors using diverse methodologies, essays explore women working in transatlantic publishing, on the continent, and beyond the Anglosphere. The book combines new work on high-profile women publishers and editors alongside analysis of women’s work as translators, illustrators, booksellers, advertisers, patrons, and publisher’s readers; complemented by new oral histories and interviews with leading women in publishing today. The first collection of its kind, the companion helps establish and shape a thriving new research field.

Item Type:Book
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP)
ID Code:110512
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

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