The New Literary Middlebrow

Tastemakers and Reading in the Twenty-First Century

  • Beth Driscoll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
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  3. Beth Driscoll
    Pages 5-44
  4. Beth Driscoll
    Pages 194-201
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 202-228

About this book


The middlebrow is a dominant cultural force in the twenty-first century. This book defines the new literary middlebrow through eight key features: middle class, feminized, reverential, commercial, emotional, recreational, earnest and mediated. Case studies include Oprah's Book Club, the Man Booker Prize and the Harry Potter phenomenon.


bibliography Case Studies festival future knowledge media women

Authors and affiliations

  • Beth Driscoll
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

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