Going Postal: Distribution Networks and the Form of the Nineteenth-Century Magazine

Matthew Pethers

University of Nottingham

Matthew Pethers is an Assistant Professor of American Intellectual and Cultural History at the University of Nottingham. He co-edited The Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Letters and Letter-Writing (2016), and has published numerous articles in journals such as Early American Literature and American Studies, and essay collections such as John Neal and Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture (2012) and The Materials of Exchange Between Britain and North East America, 1750-1900 (2013. He is working on a monograph about seriality, time and politics in the American novel, and co-editing Volume 2 of The Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown.


Matthew Pethers reconsiders the paradigm of the network in periodical culture. While endeavors such as the Viral Texts Project offer striking insights, they nonetheless privilege the nodes over the lines of literary exchange,... [ view full abstract ]


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