A Quantitative and Qualitative Examination of English and Scottish Chapbooks in the Long Eighteenth Century: Redaction, Material text, and the Reading of ephemeral Print Capital

01 January 2015 → 31 December 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
chapbooks print culture
Project description

The project will analyse the largest corpus of British chapbooks ever studied within the long eighteenth century (1680 to 1830), a period during which the democratisation of reading of popular literature occurred. It wil produce a literary-historiographical intervention utilising both qualitative and quantitative methods that recovers the publishing and consumption of chapbooks in the larger world of print.