Women, Work and the Victorian Periodical

Living by the Press

Author: Marianne Van Remoortel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137435992

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 9786

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: 9793

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

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: 8077

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.

Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals

Author: Kathryn Prince

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135896585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

View: 877

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.

Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110708573X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 448

View: 5038

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: 7452

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

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: 3029

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.

Reading and the Victorians

Author: Matthew Bradley,Juliet John

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472401344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 7322

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: 435

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.

Victorian Needlework

Author: Kathryn Ledbetter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386617

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 2269

Marrying two exceptionally popular topics—needlework and women's history—this book provides an authoritative yet entertaining discussion of the diversity and importance of needlework in Victorian women's lives. • Patterns and illustrations from women's periodicals and pattern books of the time provide a window into Victorian life that will be especially intriguing to the legions who practice these crafts today • Quotations from memoirs, works of fiction, and poetry allow readers to share the experiences of women of the period

Victorian Women's Magazines

An Anthology

Author: Margaret Beetham,Kay Boardman

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719058790

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 2249

This anthology makes available to students and general readers the rich variety of Victorian magazines for women. The extracts range from fashion magazines to feminist journals, from serious works for Christian mothers to tales of romance and passion for 'sweethearts'. Focusing on the historical development of the British women's magazine, this extensively illustrated work gives access to texts which few readers ever see. The first main section describes and illustrates eight kinds of magazine for women. Though they have common features, the differences between the drawing room journal of the 1830s and 1840s and the cheap domestic magazines of the 1890s are clearly demonstrated. The second section focuses on those elements which made up the magazine's typical mix of ingredients, including fiction, the fashion plate, poetry, political journalism, advice columns and reader's letters. The last section is the most comprehensive listing of British Victorian women's magazines which currently exists. This is a work of scholarship but one which will appeal to students of Cultural, Historical, Literary and Women's Studies as well as to the general interested reader. Like the magazines it represents, it offers its readers both entertainment and instruction.

The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women's Writing

Author: Linda H. Peterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107064848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 1612

Innovative and comprehensive coverage of women writers' careers and literary achievements spanning many literary genres during the Victorian period.

Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918

Author: Lucy Delap,Maria DiCenzo,Leila Ryan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415320269

Category: Feminism

Page: 1560

View: 1828

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.

Women in Print

Writing Women and Women's Magazines from the Restoration to the Accession of Victoria

Author: Alison Adburgham

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571295258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 3778

'This book should be regarded as rescue work. It salvages from pre-Victorian periodicals from the limbo of forgotten publications, and exhumes from long undisturbed sources a curious collection of women who, at a time when it was considered humiliating for a gentlewoman to earn money, contrived to support themselves by writing, editing, or publishing... sometimes even supporting husbands and children as well...The women who emerge make a motley gallery; but over the years that I have been getting to know them, they have won my respectful affection. More, indeed. To me they are all heroines...' Alison Adburgham, from her Foreword Magazines addressed to women have a long history in English, and have been subject to condescension for just as long. Alison Adburgham's groundbreaking volume, first published in 1972, rescues the so-called 'scribbling female' from such scorn, not least by documenting just how hard was the struggle for women writers to live by the pen.

Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century

Looking Like a Woman

Author: Hilary Fraser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316062090

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 7580

This book sets out to correct received accounts of the emergence of art history as a masculine field. It investigates the importance of female writers from Anna Jameson, Elizabeth Eastlake and George Eliot to Alice Meynell, Vernon Lee and Michael Field in developing a discourse of art notable for its complexity and cultural power, its increasing professionalism and reach, and its integration with other discourses of modernity. Proposing a more flexible and inclusive model of what constitutes art historical writing, including fiction, poetry and travel literature, this book offers a radically revisionist account of the genealogy of a discipline and a profession. It shows how women experienced forms of professional exclusion that, whilst detrimental to their careers, could be aesthetically formative; how working from the margins of established institutional structures gave women the freedom to be audaciously experimental in their writing about art in ways that resonate with modern readers.

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: 6819

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's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture

Sensational Strategies

Author: Beth Palmer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

View: 6985

Beth Palmer brings new perspectives to the study of sensation fiction in the Victorian period, a popular genre often involving narratives of crime and madness. By examining the self-conscious and complex ways in which Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Ellen Wood, and Florence Marryat used sensation as both authors and magazine editors she re-works the conventional perspective that sensation fiction was a hackneyed, formulaic, and limited genre. Palmer offers a new, broadercontext for the phenomenal success of works like Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret and Wood's East Lynne.The book also provides a larger context to this important relationship between sensation and the periodical by reaching back to explore the vital press conditions initiated byfigures like Charles Dickens and Mrs Beeton in the mid-nineteenth century and by looking forwards to the New Woman writers of the 1890s to understand the legacies of sensational author-editorship in the Victorian press and beyond.

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: 9402

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: 2418

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: 4603

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