The genre of the review in the history of publishing


This research project aims to investigate the genre of the review from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.

The working hypothesis that we intend to test concerns specifically the affirmation and subsequent development of a textual category against the background of a time span that extends from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the threshold of the new millennium and beyond. The aim of such an approach is two-fold: on the one hand, to reconstruct a conceptual model applicable to the widest possible number of cases, and, on the other hand, to map the evolution of the same phenomenon through various disciplinary fields, in different linguistic, cultural and geographical contexts, as well as in various phases of the history of modern and contemporary publishing.