Gender and the Victorian Periodical

Gender and the Victorian Periodical


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Examining the important role played by the Victorian periodical in defining and refining gender roles during the second half of the nineteenth century, this study analyzes the periodical press in nineteenth-century culture. It considers issues of gender in the presses' development as a powerful political and social medium. The authors examine broad questions as they are explored in a range of periodicals, from literary and political reviews to comic magazines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521054577
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/21/2008
Series: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture , #41
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Hilary Fraser is Geoffrey Tillotson chair in Nineteenth-century studies in the School of English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Beauty and Belief: Aesthetics and Religion in Victorian Literature (Cambridge, 1986), The Victorians and Renaissance Italy (1992) and English Prose of the 19th Century (with Daniel Brown, 1997).

Judith Johnston teaches in English, Communication and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. She is editor with Margaret Harris of The Journals of George Eliot (1998) and author of Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters (1997).

Stephanie Green is Lecturer for the University Extension Program at the University of Western Australia and Marketing and Promotions Manager of Fremantle Arts Centre Press. She has published widely on topics in nineteenth-century literature.

Table of Contents

List of plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The writing subject; 2. The gendered reader; 3. Editorship and gender; 4. Gender and the 'Politics of Home'; 5. Gender and cultural imperialism; 6. Feminism and the press; 7. Gender, commodity and the late nineteenth-century periodical; Conclusion; Notes; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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