Category Archives: by Olaf Simons

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1.5 Easy to get but likely to mislead: title statistics. A plea for paper consumption statistics.

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (4) Title counts are relatively easy to get. The new national catalogues of books, the ESTC, the STCN, the VD16, VD17 — they all offer options to get the numbers of titles

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1.5 Easy to get but likely to mislead: title statistics. A plea for paper consumption statistics.

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (4) Title counts are relatively easy to get. The new national catalogues of books, the ESTC, the STCN, the VD16, VD17 — they all offer options to get the numbers of titles

1477-1799 ESTC titles per decade, statistics

1.4 The English market of books: title statistics and a comparison with German data

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (4) Data http://positivists.org/r/simons-ESTC-1477-1800.xlsx, data extracted in 2001 The diagrams of this posting have started to circulate. The first was published in 2002 (at the Marteau website), the others had their first appeareances

1477-1799 ESTC titles per decade, statistics

1.4 The English market of books: title statistics and a comparison with German data

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (4) Data http://positivists.org/r/simons-ESTC-1477-1800.xlsx, data extracted in 2001 The diagrams of this posting have started to circulate. The first was published in 2002 (at the Marteau website), the others had their first appeareances

1500-1699 VD16-17 Statistiken-c

1.3 The German book production (1500—1699)

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (2) Data http://positivists.org/r/simons-VD16-17.xlsx The following diagram is part of a book project on the history of literature. The data are derived from the German VD16 and VD17 online catalogues of all books

1500-1699 VD16-17 Statistiken-c

1.3 The German book production (1500—1699)

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (2) Data http://positivists.org/r/simons-VD16-17.xlsx The following diagram is part of a book project on the history of literature. The data are derived from the German VD16 and VD17 online catalogues of all books

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2.4 Are definitions a form of productive containment?

Previous positing in this thread: On Definitions (3) some thoughts on the previous with a special focus on “fiction” (and on “literature” as the prominent present rivalling category — a category we constantly fail to define). The word “definition” promises

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2.4 Are definitions a form of productive containment?

Previous positing in this thread: On Definitions (3) some thoughts on the previous with a special focus on “fiction” (and on “literature” as the prominent present rivalling category — a category we constantly fail to define). The word “definition” promises

1980 Frenzel Daten deutscher Dichtung visualisiert

1.2 Our knowledge has gaps

Previous positing in this thread Visual Literary History (1) This posting’s diagram has been first published in 2001 and dates back into the year 1989. It is a diagram I produced to get a clearer picture of an unexpected search

1980 Frenzel Daten deutscher Dichtung visualisiert

1.2 Our knowledge has gaps

Previous positing in this thread Visual Literary History (1) This posting’s diagram has been first published in 2001 and dates back into the year 1989. It is a diagram I produced to get a clearer picture of an unexpected search

1720 fiction

2.3 Why do we want to define the novel?

Previous positing in this thread: On Definitions (2) In this thread’s last posting I took a look at literary historians and their eagerness to define the “novel” as a “literary genre”. Their agenda was unsuspicious: If one had a stable

1720 fiction

2.3 Why do we want to define the novel?

Previous positing in this thread: On Definitions (2) In this thread’s last posting I took a look at literary historians and their eagerness to define the “novel” as a “literary genre”. Their agenda was unsuspicious: If one had a stable

1959 Ian Watt, Rise of the Novel -1957

2.2 “The Novel” : Thing / Word / Discourse? What do we define?

On Definitions (2) And, Andrew, I can almost point at the hiatus in which the reflex you spoke of is triggered. This is a picture of that moment taken from Paul J. Hunter’s preface to his book Before Novels, published

1959 Ian Watt, Rise of the Novel -1957

2.2 “The Novel” : Thing / Word / Discourse? What do we define?

On Definitions (2) And, Andrew, I can almost point at the hiatus in which the reflex you spoke of is triggered. This is a picture of that moment taken from Paul J. Hunter’s preface to his book Before Novels, published