Gender and the Victorian Periodical

Author: Hilary Fraser,Judith Johnston,Stephanie Green
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521830720
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 255
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Examines the role of the Victorian periodical in defining and refining ideas of gender.

G.W.M. Reynolds

Nineteenth-century Fiction, Politics, and the Press
Author: Anne Humpherys,Louis James
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754658542
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 296
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The influential journalist, editor, and prolific fiction writer G. W. M. Reynolds (1814-1879) finally receives the attention he is due in this collaborative volume. Essays address Reynolds's involvement with Chartism, serial publication, the mass market periodical, commodity culture, and Reynolds's long-running urban gothic work, The Mysteries of London. Comprehensive bibliographies of Reynolds's own writings and relevant secondary works make this volume an essential resource for scholars.

A Journalism Reader

Author: Michael Bromley,Tom O'Malley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415141369
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 394
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A Journalism Reader is a comprehensive collection of essential writings on journalism history and practice from the eighteenth century to the present day. It brings together the work of journalists, philosophers, historians, newspaper owners, cultural theorists and specialists in public policy and industrial relations to provide a variety of perspectives on the history, status and craft of journalism. The Journalism Reader is arranged chronologically with an editor's introduction to each section which details the main themes of each chapter. The contributors explore key themes in the history of journalism: crime, gender, class, regulation, ownership and industrial relations. The Journalism Reader provides an innovative combination of previously published work and influential new thinking. It is an indispensable aid to the study of journalism and media history.

Magazine Journalism

Author: Tim Holmes,Liz Nice
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446254151
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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"For those of us who long ago experienced the magazine love-bite and have been battling the prejudice and scant attention shown this beautiful medium ever since, here at last is the book to set the record straight." - Nicholas Brett, Deputy Managing Director, BBC Magazines "At a time when magazines are undergoing active redefinition, this book represents a welcome intervention. It engages with a host of pressing issues in a manner alert to professional priorities while, at the same time, encouraging new ways of thinking about the challenges shaping this fast-moving field. Holmes and Nice are trustworthy guides, taking the reader on what proves to be a fascinating journey." - Stuart Allan, Professor of Journalism, Bournemouth University Magazines are the most successful media format ever to have existed: so begins Magazine Journalism as it traces how magazines arose from their earliest beginnings in 1665 to become the ubiquitous format we know today. This book combats the assumptions among media academics as well as journalists that magazines somehow don't count, and presents a compelling assessment of the development and innovation at the heart of magazine publishing. In magazines we find some of the key debates in journalism, from the genesis of 'marketing to the reader' to feminist history, subcultures and tabloidization. Embedding these questions in a thoroughly historical framework, Holmes and Nice argue for an understanding of magazine journalism as essential in the media landscape. Moving beyond the semiotic and textual analysis so favoured by critics of the past, the authors complete the story with an exploration of the production and consumption of magazines. Drawing on interviews with more than 30 magazine journalists across the industry, what emerges is a story of resilience, innovation and a unique ability to embrace new markets and readerships. Magazine Journalism takes the reader to the heart of key questions in the past, present and future of journalism and is essential reading for students across journalism and the creative industries.

Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals

Commodities in Context
Author: Assoc Prof Kathryn Ledbetter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409489736
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
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This is the first book-length study of Tennyson's record of publication in Victorian periodicals. Despite Tennyson's supposed hostility to periodicals, Ledbetter shows that he made a career-long habit of contributing to them and in the process revealed not only his willingness to promote his career but also his status as a highly valued commodity. Tennyson published more than sixty poems in serial publications, from his debut as a Cambridge prize-winning poet with "Timbuctoo" in the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal to his last public composition as Poet Laureate with "The Death of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale" in The Nineteenth Century. In addition, poems such as "The Charge of the Light Brigade" were shaped by his reading of newspapers. Ledbetter explores the ironies and tensions created by Tennyson's attitudes toward publishing in Victorian periodicals and the undeniable benefits to his career. She situates the poet in an interdependent commodity relationship with periodicals, viewing his individual poems as textual modules embedded in a page of meaning inscribed by the periodical's history, the poet's relationship with the periodical's readers, an image sharing the page whether or not related to the poem, and cultural contexts that create new meanings for Tennyson's work. Her book enriches not only our understanding of Tennyson's relationship to periodical culture but the textual implications of a poem's relationship with other texts on a periodical page and the meanings available to specific groups of readers targeted by individual periodicals.

Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum

Doctors, Patients, and Practices
Author: Jennifer Wallis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319567144
Category: History
Page: 276
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book explores how the body was investigated in the late nineteenth-century asylum in Britain. As more and more Victorian asylum doctors looked to the bodily fabric to reveal the ‘truth’ of mental disease, a whole host of techniques and technologies were brought to bear upon the patient's body. These practices encompassed the clinical and the pathological, from testing the patient's reflexes to dissecting the brain. Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum takes a unique approach to the topic, conducting a chapter-by-chapter dissection of the body. It considers how asylum doctors viewed and investigated the skin, muscles, bones, brain, and bodily fluids. The book demonstrates the importance of the body in nineteenth-century psychiatry as well as how the asylum functioned as a site of research, and will be of value to historians of psychiatry, the body, and scientific practice.

Subjugated Knowledges

Journalism, Gender, and Literature in the 19Th Century
Author: Laurel Brake
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814712185
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 228
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Subjugated Knowledges examines the relation of print and culture in the nineteenth century and establishes a high level of interdependence between literature, journalism and gender. Laurel Brake scrutinizes the cultural politics and production of specific Victorian magazines and explores ways in which authorship is constructed in various forms of biography and periodical space is gendered. The book is divided into three sections - on literature and journalism, gendered space, and biography and authorship - in which the professionalization of critics and journals, women's magazines and the Savoy, and a wide range of authors, editors, journalists, publishers and journals are examined. A fascinating introductory chapter on 'Criticism and the Victorian Periodical Press' maps the territory. Subjugated Knowledges is an absorbing account of the cultural formations of Victorian journalism. It will be of interest to all students of Victorian literature and history, and of media, cultural and gender studies.

The Press and Popular Culture

Author: Martin Conboy
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141293169X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 194
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In this book, Martin Conboy explores the complex and dynamic relationship between the popular press and popular culture. Rejecting approaches to popular culture which restrict themselves to the contemporary, Conboy argues for the importance of an historical perspective in understanding the contemporary relationship between the popular and the press. The Press and Popular Culture offers: · A much-needed critical history of the popular press - from the Early Modern Period to the present day. · A comparative analysis of the emergence of the popular press in the United States and Britain. · An approach to the role played by the popular press in the formation of popular culture which emphasizes the use of language. Moving beyond historical analysis to the present day, the book concludes with an analysis of the popular press in a globalized media environment. Drawing on contemporary examples and discussion from Britain, Europe and the United States enables Conboy to situate the debate outside of the narrow confines of national border, as part of a debate about how the popular is being reconfigured in the popular press as part of a global strategy while retaining its essential appeal to local readerships; and meeting challenges by recombining aspects of its traditional rhetorical appeal.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135314179
Category: Reference
Page: 1010
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Journalism, literature and modernity

from Hazlitt to modernism
Author: Kate Campbell
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780748621026
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 234
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The authors examine writing in journals across a cultural spectrum--literary journals, organs of culture, magazines, journals promoting modernism, and daily newspapers. Demonstrating a variety of approaches, they explore journalism's importance in relation to gender, modernity and modernism through readings of established writers and critics -William Hazlitt, Charles Dickens, Matthew Arnold, Walter Pater, Rebecca West, Virginia Woolf, Laura Riding -and journals and journalists -Henry Mayhew, "The Fortnightly Review," Dora Marsden and the "Freewoman/Egoist" sequence. Their studies challenge received ideas of journalism's significance in literary and cultural history, as well as perceptions of modernity and modernism.

American Journalism

The Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Journalism
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Moving Sites

Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance
Author: Victoria Hunter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131753249X
Category: Art
Page: 510
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Moving Sites explores site-specific dance practice through a combination of analytical essays and practitioner accounts of their working processes. In offering this joint effort of theory and practice, it aims to provide dance academics, students and practitioners with a series of discussions that shed light both on approaches to making this type of dance practice, and evaluating and reflecting on it. The edited volume combines critical thinking from a range of perspectives including commentary and observation from the fields of dance studies, human geography and spatial theory in order to present interdisciplinary discourse and a range of critical and practice-led lenses through which this type of work can be considered and explored. In so doing, this book addresses the following questions: · How do choreographers make site-specific dance performance? · What occurs when a moving body engages with site, place and environment? · How might we interpret, analyse and evaluate this type of dance practice through a range of theoretical lenses? · How can this type of practice inform wider discussions of embodiment, site, space, place and environment? This innovative and exciting book seeks to move beyond description and discussion of site-specific dance as a spectacle or novelty and considers site-dance as a valid and vital form of contemporary dance practice that explores, reflects, disrupts, contests and develops understandings and practices of inhabiting and engaging with a range of sites and environments. Dr Victoria Hunter is Senior Lecturer in Dance at the University of Chichester.

Verdi in Victorian London

Author: Massimo Zicari
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 178374216X
Category: Music
Page: 360
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Now a byword for beauty, Verdi’s operas were far from universally acclaimed when they reached London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why did some critics react so harshly? Who were they and what biases and prejudices animated them? When did their antagonistic attitude change? And why did opera managers continue to produce Verdi’s operas, in spite of their alleged worthlessness? Massimo Zicari’s Verdi in Victorian London reconstructs the reception of Verdi’s operas in London from 1844, when a first critical account was published in the pages of The Athenaeum, to 1901, when Verdi’s death received extensive tribute in The Musical Times. In the 1840s, certain London journalists were positively hostile towards the most talked-about representative of Italian opera, only to change their tune in the years to come. The supercilious critic of The Athenaeum, Henry Fothergill Chorley, declared that Verdi’s melodies were worn, hackneyed and meaningless, his harmonies and progressions crude, his orchestration noisy. The scribes of The Times, The Musical World, The Illustrated London News, and The Musical Times all contributed to the critical hubbub. Yet by the 1850s, Victorian critics, however grudging, could neither deny nor ignore the popularity of Verdi’s operas. Over the final three decades of the nineteenth century, moreover, London’s musical milieu underwent changes of great magnitude, shifting the manner in which Verdi was conceptualized and making room for the powerful influence of Wagner. Nostalgic commentators began to lament the sad state of the Land of Song, referring to the now departed "palmy days of Italian opera." Zicari charts this entire cultural constellation. Verdi in Victorian London is required reading for both academics and opera aficionados. Music specialists will value a historical reconstruction that stems from a large body of first-hand source material, while Verdi lovers and Italian opera addicts will enjoy vivid analysis free from technical jargon. For students, scholars and plain readers alike, this book is an illuminating addition to the study of music reception.

George Newnes and the New Journalism in Britain, 1880-1910

Culture and Profit
Author: Kate Jackson
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 293
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This is an interdisciplinary study of the noted British newspaper proprietor, publisher and editor, George Newnes, who was a key figure of the so-called New Journalism. The author examines seven of Newnes's most successful periodicals-including Tit-Bits

The eternal Paddy

Irish identity and the British press, 1798-1882
Author: Michael Willem De Nie
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Category: History
Page: 339
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In The Eternal Paddy, Michael de Nie examines anti-Irish prejudice, Anglo-Irish relations, and the construction of Irish and British identities in nineteenth-century Britain. This book provides a new, more inclusive approach to the study of Irish identity as perceived by Britons and demonstrates that ideas of race were inextricably connected with class concerns and religious prejudice in popular views of both peoples. De Nie suggests that while traditional anti-Irish stereotypes were fundamental to British views of Ireland, equally important were a collection of sympathetic discourses and a self-awareness of British prejudice. In the pages of the British newspaper press, this dialogue created a deep ambivalence about the Irish people, an ambivalence that allowed most Britons to assume that the root of Ireland’s difficulties lay in its Irishness. Drawing on more than ninety newspapers published in England, Scotland, and Wales, The Eternal Paddy offers the first major detailed analysis of British press coverage of Ireland over the course of the nineteenth century. This book traces the evolution of popular understandings and proposed solutions to the "Irish question," focusing particularly on the interrelationship between the press, the public, and the politicians. The work also engages with ongoing studies of imperialism and British identity, exploring the role of Catholic Ireland in British perceptions of their own identity and their empire.


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Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
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Vols. for 1969-1970 consist of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies, Pacific Northwest Section; summer 1971-winter 1972 consists of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1979-winter 1980 includes proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1983- includes proceedings of the North Americna Conference on British Studies.

Journalism Quarterly

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Journalism
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Includes section "Book reviews" and other bibliographical materials.