Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by Joanne Shattock (Editor)


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Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the diversity, range and impact of the newspaper and periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Essays range from studies of periodical formats in the nineteenth century - reviews, magazines and newspapers - to accounts of individual journalists, many of them eminent writers of the day. The uneasy relationship between the new 'profession' of journalism and the evolving profession of authorship is investigated, as is the impact of technological innovations, such as the telegraph, the typewriter and new processes of illustration. Contributors go on to consider the transnational and global dimensions of the British press and its impact in the rest of the world. As digitisation of historical media opens up new avenues of research, the collection reveals the centrality of the press to our understanding of the nineteenth century.

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ISBN-13: 9781107449961
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/11/2019
Pages: 426
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Joanne Shattock is Emeritus Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Leicester. She is President of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. Her books include Politics and Reviewers: The Edinburgh and the Quarterly in the Early Victorian Age (1989), the Oxford Guide to British Women Writers (1993) and, as editor, the Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, 1800–1900 (Cambridge, 2000), Women and Literature in Britain (Cambridge, 2001), and the Cambridge Companion to English Literature (Cambridge, 2010). She is the General Editor of The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, 10 volume set (2005–6), and co-General Editor, with Elisabeth Jay, of Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant, 25 volume set (2011–16). She was the Founding President of the British Association for Victorian Studies (2000–3).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Joanne Shattock; Part I. Periodicals, Genres and the Production of Print: 2. Beyond the 'great index': digital resources and actual copies James Mussell; 3. The magazine and literary culture David Stewart; 4. Periodical formats: the changing review Laurel Brake; 5. Gendered production: annuals and gift books Barbara Onslow; 6. Graphic satire, caricature, comic illustration and the radical press, 1820–45 Brian Maidment; 7. Illustration Lorraine Janzen Kooistra; 8. Periodical poetry Linda H. Peterson; Part II. The Press and the Public: 9. The press and the law Martin Hewitt; 10. 'Doing the graphic': Victorian special correspondence Catherine Waters; 11. Reporting the Great Exhibition Geoffrey Cantor; Part III. The 'Globalisation' of the Nineteenth-Century Press: 12. Colonial networks and the periodical marketplace Mary L. Shannon; 13. Continental currents: Paris and London Juliette Atkinson; 14. The newspaper and the periodical press in Colonial India Deeptanil Ray and Abhijit Gupta; 15. British and American newspaper journalism in the nineteenth century Joel Wiener; 16. Journalism and Empire in an English-reading world: the Review of Reviews Simon J. Potter; Part IV. Journalists and Journalism: 17. Dickens and the middle-class weekly John Drew; 18. Harriet Martineau: women, work and mid-Victorian journalism Iain Crawford; 19. Wilkie Collins and the discovery of an 'unknown public' Graham Law; 20. Margaret Oliphant and the Blackwood 'Brand' Joanne Shattock; 21. Marian Evans the reviewer Fionnuala Dillane; 22. Oscar Wilde, new journalist John Stokes and Mark W. Turner.

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