Subjugated Knowledges: Journalism, Gender, and Literature in the 19Th Century

Subjugated Knowledges: Journalism, Gender, and Literature in the 19Th Century

by Laurel Brake, Kristin Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814712193

ISBN-13: 9780814712191

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: New York University Press

This book examines the connection between print and culture in the nineteenth century, identifying a neglected and important body of Victorian criticism. Subjugated Knowledges explores the relations of certain forms of nineteenth-century printed texts to their modes of production and to each other, in their own time period and in ours.

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Overview

This book examines the connection between print and culture in the nineteenth century, identifying a neglected and important body of Victorian criticism. Subjugated Knowledges explores the relations of certain forms of nineteenth-century printed texts to their modes of production and to each other, in their own time period and in ours.

Brake claims that there is a high degree of interdependence among literature, history, and journalism. She investigates the ways in which space is designated male or female as well as the way authorship is constructed in various forms of biography, including in such diverse forms as obituaries and dictionaries.

The book moves from a general mapping of the relations between literature and journalism and their respective formations to studies of individual textssuch as Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Woman's World, and the Dictionary of National Biography and of relations between (the construction of) authorship and publishing history.

The volume is comprised of three sections: Literature and Journalism, Gendered Space, and Biography and Authorship. The first section contains chapters on such diverse issues as the professionalization of critics, cultural formation of journals, new journalism, press censorship, and decadence. The second section discusses women's magazines of the 1880s and 90s, while the third examines debates in the press about biography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814712191
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Criticism and the Victorian Periodical Press1
2From Critic to Literary Critic: the Case of The Academy, 186936
3Theories of Formation: The Nineteenth Century, 187751
4The Discourses of Journalism: Authorship, Publishers and Periodicals63
5The Old Journalism and the New: Forms of Cultural Production in London in the 1880s83
6Harper's New Monthly Magazine: American Censorship, European Decadence, and the Periodicals Market in the 1890s104
7Oscar Wilde and the Woman's World127
8The Savoy: 1896. Gender in Crisis?148
9The DNB and the DNB 'Walter Pater'169
10Judas and the Widow188
Index216

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