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Serial Forms: The Unfinished Project of Modernity, 1815-1848

Clare Pettitt


Serial Forms: The Unfinished Project of Modernity, 1815–1848 proposes an entirely new way of reading the transition into the modern. The first book in a three-part series which will take the reader up to the end of the First World War, Serial Forms looks at the rapid expansion of print in London after the Napoleonic Wars. It shows how the historical past and the contemporary moment are emerging into public visibility through serial newsprint, illustrations, performances, shows, and new forms of mediation and it suggests that the growing importance and determining power of the form of seriality ... More

Keywords: Serial, Seriality, Modernity, Literature, Performance, Scale, Biopolitics, Print, Periodicals, Newspapers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198830429
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830429.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Pettitt, author
Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, King's College London