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Alison Rukavina

 Rukavina, Alison

 

Development of Book Trade

Assistant Professor

Office: 426
Email:  alison.rukavina@ttu.edu
Website:www.rukavinamiscellany.com

Book
Journal Articles
Book Chapters

 


Book

Rukavina, Alison. The Development of the International Book Trade (1870-1895): Tangled Networks. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Reviews

  • English Studies in Canada 31.1 (2011)

    “Rukavina’s The Development of the International Book Trade concentrates on the relations between London publishers and the Australian book trade at a time when the British Empire is reaching its peak, but the larger implications of these business relationships are never far from her mind. The result is a book that is as daring in its theoretical reflections as it is firmly rooted in painstaking archival research. In the first place, the fundamental conception of her project challenges the limits of previous studies.The relations she traces among colonial book markets, London publishing houses, and ambitious entrepreneurs who served as indispensable go-betweens points toward the vitality of transnational exchange at the end of the nineteenth century, a trade that foreshadows the growth of a globalized economy in the twentieth century” (Ronald Tetrault 52-3).

    Also reviewed in
    Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
    Script and Print

  • "This is an absolutely first-rate work at the very cutting edge of book history research … It is superbly written. Theoretically as well as empirically sophisticated, it engages intelligently with the most rewarding debates going on in book history at the present time. It is, in fine, a must.”
                                                       —Professor Robert Fraser, Open University, UK

Journal Articles

  • "'Crying over spilled milk': a publishing history of Sam Steele's Forty Years in Canada." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. 51.1 (Fall 2012). 239-61.
  • "we can all meet, be it soon or late": E. A. Petherick and his scholarly and publishing social network." Mémoires du livre/ Studies in Book Culture 4.1 (Fall 2012).
    http://www.erudit.org/revue/memoires/2012/v4/n1/index.html
  • A Victorian Amazon.com: Edward Petherick and His Colonial Booksellers' Agency. Book History 13 (2010). 104-21.
  • Social Networks: modeling the transnational distribution and production of books. Angles on the English Speaking World 10 (2010). 73-83.
  • "'This is a wonderfully comprehensive business': The development of the British-Australian and International Book Trades" (1870-1887). Script and Print: Bulletin of the Bibliography Society of Australia and New Zealand 32.1 (2008). 69-94.
  • "'Of the Irritable Genus': The Role of Susanna Moodie in the Publishing of Roughing It in the Bush." Studies in Canadian Literature. 25.1 (September 2000). 37-56.

Book Chapters in an Edited Collection

  • "Fabricating a National Canon: The Role of Richard Bentley and Son and George Robertson in Developing and Marketing the Australian Library." The Culture of the Publisher's Series, Vol. 2, Nationalisms and the National Canon, edited by John Spiers. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
  •  "'Of the Irritable Genus': The Role of Susanna Moodie in the Publishing of Roughing It in the Bush." Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, edited by Lynn M. Zott. Vol. 113. Detroit: Gale, 2002: 267-76.