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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Books in Selected Australian Newspapers, December 1930
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Focusing on newspapers, the essay reports on an element of the Resourceful Reading inquiry, 'a project which aims to bring large-scale empirical data collection and analysis to the study of Australian literature' (119). The authors are examining the ways in which books are represented as cultural and commercial objects in newspapers in the interwar period, choosing as an example the month of December, 1930. The findings in relation to Australian literature 'point to the previously under-reported significance of the regional press, as well as the enormous diversity and range of books discussed in Australian newspapers' (120). The collected data also suggests that the book trade in Australia at the time was dominated by English publishers.

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    y separately published work icon Resourceful Reading : The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Katherine Bode (editor), Robert Dixon (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2009 Z1663702 2009 anthology criticism 'This collection provides the first comprehensive account of eResearch and the new empiricism as they are transforming the field of Australian literary studies in the twenty-first century...The essays range from accounts of the state of the discipline in its international contexts with a particular focus on future directions, to exemplary applications of empirical methods by leading critics and scholars. Reports on current large-scale online projects that represent a significant future direction of literary studies in Australia are also included. Together, they demonstrate the possibilities and the range of new empirical and electronic approaches to Australian literary studies.' (Source: back cover) Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2009 pg. 119-141
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