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Dr Dennis Duncan looks at literary paratexts - the parts of a book that aren't the main text: indexes, prefaces, footnotes, errata lists...

The Paratexts Podcast Oxford University

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Dr Dennis Duncan looks at literary paratexts - the parts of a book that aren't the main text: indexes, prefaces, footnotes, errata lists...

    The Paratexts of Conrad Gessner

    The Paratexts of Conrad Gessner

    Professor Ann Blair on the uses of dedication and the multifarious paratexts of the early modern naturalist and bibliographer Conrad Gessner (1516-65)

    • 36 min
    "To the Reader" Epistles

    "To the Reader" Epistles

    Dr Meaghan Brown discusses the early modern To the Reader epistle, in which publishers directly addressed their buying public.

    • 35 min
    Modernist Prefaces

    Modernist Prefaces

    Dr Sarah Copland on how Modernist writers such as Henry James and Joseph Conrad used the form of the Preface as a key to their own work, as well as the work of others.

    • 22 min
    Modernist Marginalia

    Modernist Marginalia

    Dr Amanda Golden discusses the notes and underlinings that writers like Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath made in their books. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 29 min

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