Women, Work and the Victorian Periodical

Living by the Press

Author: Marianne Van Remoortel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137435992

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 8905

Covering a wide range of magazine work, including editing, illustration, poetry, needlework instruction and typesetting, this book provides fresh insights into the participation of women in the nineteenth-century magazine industry.

Gender and the Victorian Periodical

Author: Hilary Fraser,Judith Johnston,Stephanie Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521830720

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

View: 4553

Examines the role of the Victorian periodical in defining and refining ideas of gender.

Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals

Author: Kathryn Prince

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135896585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

View: 6104

Based on extensive archival research, Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals offers an entirely new perspective on popular Shakespeare reception by focusing on articles published in Victorian periodicals. Shakespeare had already reached the apex of British culture in the previous century, becoming the national poet of the middle and upper classes, but during the Victorian era he was embraced by more marginal groups. If Shakespeare was sometimes employed as an instrument of enculturation, imposed on these groups, he was also used by them to resist this cultural hegemony.

Women, Work, and Representation

Needlewomen in Victorian Art and Literature

Author: Lynn Mae Alexander

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821414933

Category: Art

Page: 257

View: 2111

In Victorian England, virtually all women were taught to sew, but this essentially domestic virtue took on a different aspect for the professional seamstress of the day. This study considers the way this powerful image of working-class suffering was used by social reformers in art and literature.

Reading and the Victorians

Author: Matthew Bradley,Juliet John

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472401344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 5149

What did reading mean to the Victorians? This question is the key point of departure for Reading and the Victorians, an examination of the era when reading underwent a swifter and more radical transformation than at any other moment in history. With book production handed over to the machines and mass education boosting literacy to unprecedented levels, the norms of modern reading were being established. Essays examine the impact of tallow candles on Victorian reading, the reading practices encouraged by Mudie's Select Library and feminist periodicals, the relationship between author and reader as reflected in manuscript revisions and corrections, the experience of reading women's diaries, models of literacy in Our Mutual Friend, the implications of reading marks in Victorian texts, how computer technology has assisted the study of nineteenth-century reading practices, how Gladstone read his personal library, and what contemporary non-academic readers might owe to Victorian ideals of reading and community. Reading forms a genuine meeting place for historians, literary scholars, theorists, librarians, and historians of the book, and this diverse collection examines nineteenth-century reading in all its personal, historical, literary, and material contexts, while also asking fundamental questions about how we read the Victorians' reading in the present day.

Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book

Author: Professor Jessica DeSpain

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472405676

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 2325

Until the Chace Act in 1891, no international copyright law existed between Britain and the United States, which meant publishers were free to edit text, excerpt whole passages, add new illustrations, and substantially redesign a book's appearance. In spite of this ongoing process of transatlantic transformation of texts, the metaphor of the book as a physical embodiment of its author persisted. Jessica DeSpain's study of this period of textual instability examines how the physical book acted as a major form of cultural exchange between Britain and the United States that called attention to volatile texts and the identities they manifested. Focusing on four influential works—Charles Dickens's American Notes for General Circulation, Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World, Fanny Kemble's Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, and Walt Whitman's Democratic Vistas—DeSpain shows that for authors, readers, and publishers struggling with the unpredictability of the textual body, the physical book and the physical body became interchangeable metaphors of flux. At the same time, discourses of destabilized bodies inflected issues essential to transatlantic culture, including class, gender, religion, and slavery, while the practice of reprinting challenged the concepts of individual identity, personal property, and national identity.

Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110708573X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 448

View: 4381

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.

Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s

The Victorian Period

Author: Alexis Easley,Clare Gill,Beth Rodgers

Publisher: EUP

ISBN: 9781474433907


Page: 572

View: 6219

New perspectives on women, periodicals and print culture in Victorian Britain by experts in media, literary and cultural history The period covered in this volume witnessed the proliferation of print culture and the greater availability of periodicals for an increasingly diverse audience of women readers. This was also a significant period in women's history, in which the 'Woman Question' dominated public debate, and writers and commentators from a range of perspectives engaged with ideas and ideals about womanhood ranging from the 'Angel in the House' to the New Woman. Essays in this collection gather together expertise from leading scholars as well as emerging new voices in order to produce sustained analysis of underexplored periodicals and authors and to reveal in new ways the dynamic and integral relationship between women's history and print culture in Victorian society. Key Features Presents 35 thematically organised, research-led essays on women, periodicals and print culture in Victorian Britain Features cutting-edge work by senior and early career scholars working across a range of specialist fields, including literary and periodical studies, material culture studies, cultural history, art history and women's history Extends recent scholarship on the Victorian press by revealing the diversity and complexity of women's interactions with periodical culture in Victorian Britain - as readers, authors, journalists, editors, engravers, illustrators, and correspondents Envisaged as an indispensable resource for students and specialists interested in new developments in periodical studies, the Victorian period, and women and cultural history

Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918

Author: Lucy Delap,Maria DiCenzo,Leila Ryan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415320269

Category: Feminism

Page: 1560

View: 622

The Edwardian period experienced a particularly vibrant periodical culture, with phenomenal growth in the numbers of titles published that were either aimed specifically at women, or else saw women as a key section of their readership or contributor group. It was an era of political ferment in which a number of 'progressive' traditions were formulated, shaped or abandoned, including socialism, feminism, modernism, empire politics, trade unionism and welfarism. Organized around some of the central themes of political thought and utopian thinking, this impressive collection gathers together classic articles from key periodicals. The set presents a comprehensive sourcebook of readings on Edwardian/Progressive era feminist thought, exploring the intervention of the radical public intellectuals working in these traditions in North America and the UK from 1900-1918.

What is a Woman to Do?

A Reader on Women, Work and Art, C. 1830-1890

Author: Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi,Patricia Zakreski

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039111169

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 7810

This anthology" "contributes to a scholarly understanding of the aesthetics and economics of female artistic labour in the Victorian period. It maps out the evolution of the Woman Question in a number of areas, including the status and suitability of artistic professions for women, their engagement with new forms of work and their changing relationship to the public sphere. The wealth of material gathered here - from autobiographies, conduct manuals, diaries, periodical articles, prefaces and travelogues - traces the extensive debate on women's art, feminism and economics from the 1830s to the 1890s. Combining for the first time nineteenth-century criticism on literature and the visual arts, performance and craftsmanship, the selected material reveals the different ideological positions surrounding the transition of women from idleness to serious occupation. The distinctive primary sources explore the impact of artistic labour upon perceptions of feminine sensibility and aesthetics, the conflicting views of women towards the pragmatics of their own creative labour as they encompassed vocations, trades and professions, and the complex relationship between paid labour and female fame and notoriety.

Women in Journalism at the Fin de Siècle

Making a Name for Herself

Author: F. Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137001305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 9921

As the nineteenth-century drew to a close, women became more numerous and prominent in British journalism. This book offers a fascinating introduction to the work lives of twelve such journalists, and each essay examines the career, writing and strategic choices of women battling against the odds to secure recognition in a male-dominated society.

Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: Ann R. Hawkins,Maura C. Ives

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754667025

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 5553

This collection traces the unique experiences of nineteenth-century women writers within a celebrity culture that was intimately connected to the expansion of print technology and of visual and material culture in the nineteenth century. The contributors examine a range of artifacts, including prefaces, portraits, frontispieces, birthday books and even gossip columns, in this suggestive exploration of how nineteenth-century women writers achieved popular, critical and commercial success.

Victorian Women Writers and the Woman Question

Author: Nicola Diane Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521641029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

View: 2456

Discusses the work of a wide range of women writers popular in Victorian England but neglected or forgotten since.

The Woman and the Hour

Harriet Martineau and Victorian Ideologies

Author: Caroline Roberts

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802035967

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 5916

Roberts situates Martineau's controversial writing in its historical context and presents a sophisticated scholarly analysis of their predominantly hostile reception.

British Victorian Women's Periodicals

Beauty, Civilization, and Poetry

Author: K. Ledbetter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230620183

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 8203

Ledbetter explores themes and patterns of poetry publication in a variety of women's periodicals published throughout the Victorian era using taste, style and the significance of poetry to advance our understanding of women's lives in the nineteenth century.

British Women Writers and the Short Story, 1850-1930

Reclaiming Social Space

Author: K. Krueger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137359242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 7745

This book addresses a critically neglected genre used by women writers from Gaskell to Woolf to complicate Victorian and modernist notions of gender and social space. Their innovative short stories ask Britons to reconsider where women could live, how they could be identified, and whether they could be contained.

Becoming a Woman of Letters

Myths of Authorship and Facts of the Victorian Market

Author: Linda H. Peterson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691140179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

View: 6191

During the nineteenth century, women authors for the first time achieved professional status, secure income, and public fame. How did these women enter the literary profession; meet the demands of editors, publishers, booksellers, and reviewers; and achieve distinction as "women of letters"? Becoming a Woman of Letters examines the various ways women writers negotiated the market realities of authorship, and looks at the myths and models women writers constructed to elevate their place in the profession. Drawing from letters, contracts, and other archival material, Linda Peterson details the careers of various women authors from the Victorian period. Some, like Harriet Martineau, adopted the practices of their male counterparts and wrote for periodicals before producing a best seller; others, like Mary Howitt and Alice Meynell, began in literary partnerships with their husbands and pursued independent careers later in life; and yet others, like Charlotte Brontë, and her successors Charlotte Riddell and Mary Cholmondeley, wrote from obscure parsonages or isolated villages, hoping an acclaimed novel might spark a meteoric rise to fame. Peterson considers these women authors' successes and failures--the critical esteem that led to financial rewards and lasting reputations, as well as the initial successes undermined by publishing trends and pressures. Exploring the burgeoning print culture and the rise of new genres available to Victorian women authors, this book provides a comprehensive account of the flowering of literary professionalism in the nineteenth century.

The Working-class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Britain

Author: Aruna Krishnamurthy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754665045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 7915

This collection of essays contributes to scholarship on the emergence of the working classes, by filtering the formation of working-class identity through the rise of the working-class intellectual, a unique cultural figure at the crossroads of two disparate worlds. The essays cover a range of familiar and unfamiliar figures from the 1730s to the 1850s, shedding light on key moments of working-class self-expression.

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1830-1914

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521882880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

View: 2618

A volume of new essays on Victorian themes, genres and authors, aimed at students and lecturers.