The Novel as Network: Forms, Ideas, Commodities engages with the contemporary Anglophone novel and its derivatives and by-products such as graphic novels, comics, podcasts, and Quality TV. This collection investigates the meaning of the novel in the larger system of contemporary media production and (post-)print culture, viewing the novel through the lens of actor network theory as a node in the novel network. Chapters underscore the deep interconnection between all the aspects of the novel, between the novel as a (literary) form, as an idea, and as a commodity. Bringing together experts from American, British, and Postcolonial Studies, as well as Book, Publishing, and Media Studies, this collection offers a new vantage point to view the novel in its multifaceted expressions today.
About the Author:
Tim Lanzendörfer is Heisenberg Research Fellow for Literary Theory, Literary Studies, and the Communication of Literary Studies at Goethe University, Germany. He is the author most recently of Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature (2018).
Corinna Norrick-Rühl is Chair of Book Studies at the University of Münster, Germany. Her most recent publications are Book Clubs and Book Commerce (2019) and Internationaler Buchmarkt (2019).