Pen and Print: communication in the eighteenth century

Archer, Caroline and Dick, Malcolm (2020) Pen and Print: communication in the eighteenth century. Eighteenth Century Worlds . Liverpool University Press, Liverpool.

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In his preface to Paradise Lost (1758), John Baskerville, writing master and printer, described himself as ‘an admirer of the beauty of letters’ with a practical interest in the relationship between the written and printed word. This proposal takes his phrase as a starting point to explore different dimensions surrounding the production, distribution and consumption of both private and public letters, words and texts during the long eighteenth century (c. 1688-1820). In combination, the proposed papers consider how the processes of both writing and printing contributed to the creation of cultural identity and taste, assisted in the spread of knowledge and furthered both personal and national political, economic, social and cultural change in Britain and the wider world. Collectively the papers provide an original narrative on the nature of communication in the eighteenth century and together they bring fresh perspectives on printing history, print culture and the literate society of the Enlightenment.

Item Type: Book
30 September 2020Published
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-03 - publishing
CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-01 - history and archaeology > CAH20-01-01 - history
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-03 - design studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-05 - others in creative arts and design
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts > School of Visual Communication
Depositing User: Caroline Archer
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 11:39
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 17:20

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