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Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities
 
 
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This collection of important new research in nineteenth-century media history represents some salient, recent developments in the field. Taking as its theme the way the media serve to define identities - national, ethnic, professional, gender, and textual - the volume addresses serials in the UK, the US, and Australia. High culture rubs shoulders with the popular press, text with image, and feminist periodicals with masculine, gay, and domestic serials. Theory and history combine in research by scholars of international repute.


Description

This collection of important new research in nineteenth-century media history represents some salient, recent developments in the field. Taking as its theme the way the media serve to define identities - national, ethnic, professional, gender, and textual - the volume addresses serials in the UK, the US, and Australia. High culture rubs shoulders with the popular press, text with image, and feminist periodicals with masculine, gay, and domestic serials. Theory and history combine in research by scholars of international repute.


Reviews

'...an example of scholarship at its best...this book tells us things we didn't already know and makes us think again about the things we thought we did know.' - SHARP News

'...it will nevertheless fully earn its place on the shelves of all those interested in nineteenth century media.' - Graham Law, Victorian Studies

'...students in courses ranging from gender studies to Victorian literature and history will find much to enlighten them...' - Mary Saunders, Review

'...the book encourages a rethinking of categories of identity, in terms of gender and race, nationality and ethnicity, metropole and "other," and reminds scholars that the answer to the critical query, who were those readers really, remains debatable.' - Eugenia Palmegiano, H-Net Reviews (JHistory)


Contents

Introduction; B.Bell, L.Brake & D.Finkelstein
DISCOURSES OF JOURNALISM
George Newnes and the 'Loyal Tit-Bitites': Editorial Identity and Textual Interaction in Tit-Bits; K.Jackson
'A Simulacrum of Power': Intimacy and Abstraction in the Rhetoric of the New Journalism; R.Salmon
Journalistic Discourses and Constructions of Modern Knowledge; K.Campbell
A Centre that Would not Hold: Annuals and Cultural Democracy; M.Linley
THE READER IN TEXT AND IMAGE
A Paradigm of Reading the Victorian Penny Weekly: Education of the Gaze and The London Journal; A.King
From Street Ballad to Penny Magazine: 'March of Intellect in the Butchering Line'; M.Hancher
'Penny' Wise, 'Penny' Foolish? Popular Periodicals and the 'March of Intellect' in the 1820s and 1830s; B.E.Maidment
'Women in Conference': Reading the Correspondence Columns in Woman 1890-1910; L.Warren
WRITERS/AUTHORS/JOURNALISTS
Dickens as Serial Author: A Case of Multiple Identities; R.L.Patten
Authorship, Gender and Power in Victorian Culture: Harriet Martineau and the Periodical Press; A.Easley
Work for Women: Margaret Oliphant's Journalism; J.Shattock
Israel Zangwill's Early Journalism and the Formation of an Anglo-Jewish Literary Identity; M.J.Rochelson
NEGOTIATING GENDER
America's First Feminine Magazine: Transforming the Popular to the Political; A.B.Aronson
Coming Apart: The British Newspaper Press and the Divorce Court; A.Humphreys
Saint Pauls Magazine and the Project of Masculinity; M.W.Turner
The Agony Aunt, the Romancing Uncle and the Family of Empire: Defining the Sixpenny Reading Public in the 1890s; M.Beetham
'Gay Discourse' and The Artist and the Journal of Home Culture; L.Brake
NATIONAL AND ETHNIC IDENTITY
Bad Press: Thomas Campbell Foster and British Reportage on the Irish Famine 1845-1849; L.Williams
The Nineteenth Century Media and Welsh Identity; A.Jones
'Long and Intimate Connections': Constructing a Scottish Identity for Blackwood's Magazine; D.Finkelstein
Making News, Making Readers: The Creation of the Modern Newspaper Public in Nineteenth-Century France; D.de la Motte
The Virtual Reading Communities of the London Journal, the New York Ledger and the Australian Journal; T.Johnson-Woods
Index


Authors

LAUREL BRAKE is Reader in Literature and Print Culture at Birkbeck College, She is the author of Subjugated Knowledges (1994) and Walter Pater (1994), and has co-edited Investigating Victorian Journalism (1990), Pater in the 1990s (1991) and The Endings of Epochs (1995). She has published articles and reviews on nineteenth-century literature, publishing and cultural theory.

BILL BELL is Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He was a member of the editorial team of the Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (vols. 19-24), and has published widely on nineteenth-century literary culture.

DAVID FINKELSTEIN is Head of Media, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh. He has written extensively on nineteenth-century cultural history and is editor of SHARP News, the quarterly bulletin of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. His previous publications include An Index to Blackwood's Magazine 1901-1980 (1995).