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Project: Genesis and Function of the Supplements: A Genealogical and Genre-Theoretical Study of British Nineteenth-Century Periodicals

project duration
01-JAN-06 – 31-DEC-09
abstract
During the Long Nineteenth Century British periodicals of all genres issued so-called "supplements" various now disregarded addenda (e.g. gifts, special editions on topical issues, advertisement papers) that can relate to the supplemented periodical in several meaningful ways. We study those functions, emphasizing the diversity of these documents and the aspired market position of the periodicals with which they were issued.