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Geneva v. Saint Petersburg: Two Concepts of Literary Property and the Material Lives of Books in Under Western Eyes

Towheed, Shafquat (2007). Geneva v. Saint Petersburg: Two Concepts of Literary Property and the Material Lives of Books in Under Western Eyes. Book History, 10 pp. 169–191.

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Abstract

This article offers an entirely original analysis of Joseph Conrad's novel "Under Western Eyes" (1911) by examining the composition, production and consumption of the book from the perspective of the changing regime of international copyright law in the period. It explains the multiplicity of textual variants of the work through the exigency of different copyright laws, and offers a detailed examination of the circulation and consumption of reading material fictionally depicted within the novel.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1098-7371
Keywords: International Copyright Law; Joseph Conrad; Geneva; Saint Petersburg; Berne Convention; Chace Act; transatlantic serialisation; history of reading; textual transmission; publishing history; literary criticism.
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 8831
Depositing User: Shafquat Towheed
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8831
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