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ISBN 9781409468882
Published May 16, 2016 by Routledge
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The 2017 winner of the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize

Providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of scholarship on nineteenth-century British periodicals, this volume surveys the current state of research and offers researchers an in-depth examination of contemporary methodologies. The impact of digital media and archives on the field informs all discussions of the print archive. Contributors illustrate their arguments with examples and contextualize their topics within broader areas of study, while also reflecting on how the study of periodicals may evolve in the future. The Handbook will serve as a valuable resource for scholars and students of nineteenth-century culture who are interested in issues of cultural formation, transformation, and transmission in a developing industrial and globalizing age, as well as those whose research focuses on the bibliographical and the micro case study. In addition to rendering a comprehensive review and critique of current research on nineteenth-century British periodicals, the Handbook suggests new avenues for research in the twenty-first century.

"This volume's 30 chapters deal with practically every aspect of periodical research and with the specific topics and audiences the 19th-century periodical press addressed. It also covers matters such as digitization that did not exist or were in early development a generation ago. In addition to the essays, readers will find 50 illustrations, 54 pages of bibliography, and a chronology of the periodical press. This book gives seemingly endless insights into the ways periodicals and newspapers influenced and reflected 19th-century culture. It not only makes readers aware of problems involved in interpreting the history of the press but also offers suggestions for ways of untangling them and points the direction for future research. It will be a valuable resource for readers with interests in almost any aspect of 19th-century Britain. Summing Up: Highly recommended"

- J. D. Vann, University of North Texas in CHOICE

Table of Contents

Introduction

SECTION I: PRODUCTION AND REPRODUCTION

1. Digitization

James Mussell

2. Technologies of Production

Shannon Rose Smith

3. Distribution

Graham Law

4. Periodical Economics

Andrew King

SECTION II: CONTRIBUTORS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

5. Writing for Periodicals

Linda H. Peterson

6. Editors and the Nineteenth-Century Press

Marysa Demoor

7. Illustration

Brian Maidment

8. Poetry

Linda K. Hughes

9. Prose

Beth Palmer

SECTION III: GEOGRAPHIES

10. Empire and the Periodical Press

Michelle Tusan

11. Transatlantic Connections

Bob Nicholson

12. Transnational Connections

Jane Chapman

13. Scottish Periodicals

David Finkelstein

14. Welsh Periodicals and Newspapers

Lisa Peters

15. Periodicals in Ireland

Elizabeth Tilley

16. Provincial Periodicals

Andrew Hobbs

SECTION IV: TAXONOMIES

17. Markets, Genres, Iterations

Laurel Brake

18. Men and the Periodical Press

Stephanie Olsen

19. Periodicals for Women

Kathryn Ledbetter

20. Family Magazines

Jennifer Phegley

21. Children’s Periodicals

Kristine Moruzi

22. Sporting Periodicals

Yuri Cowan

23. Comic/Satirical Periodicals

Craig Howes

24. Social Purpose Periodicals

Deborah Mutch

25. Temperance Periodicals

Annemarie McAllister

26. Religious Periodicals

Mark Knight

27. Theater and the Periodical Press

Katherine Newey

28. Art Periodicals

Julie Codell

29. Music Periodicals

Laura Vorachek

CHRONOLOGY OF THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY PERIODICAL PRESS

Gary Simons

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Biography

Andrew King is Professor of English Literature and Literary Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK, Alexis Easley is Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, USA, and John Morton is Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, UK.

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Reviews

The 2017 winner of the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize.

"This volume's 30 chapters deal with practically every aspect of periodical research and with the specific topics and audiences the 19th-century periodical press addressed. It also covers matters such as digitization that did not exist or were in early development a generation ago. In addition to the essays, readers will find 50 illustrations, 54 pages of bibliography, and a chronology of the periodical press. This book gives seemingly endless insights into the ways periodicals and newspapers influenced and reflected 19th-century culture. It not only makes readers aware of problems involved in interpreting the history of the press but also offers suggestions for ways of untangling them and points the direction for future research. It will be a valuable resource for readers with interests in almost any aspect of 19th-century Britain. Summing Up: Highly recommended"

- J. D. Vann, University of North Texas in CHOICE