Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms

Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms

by Ann L. Ardis
     
 

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The turn of the twentieth century saw a sea change in the world of Anglo-American book, newspaper, and periodical publishing. More newspapers, magazines, and books were published annually than ever before, and many of these were reaching wider - and different - groups of readers, as population growth and literacy rates soared in both countries. The visuality of

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The turn of the twentieth century saw a sea change in the world of Anglo-American book, newspaper, and periodical publishing. More newspapers, magazines, and books were published annually than ever before, and many of these were reaching wider - and different - groups of readers, as population growth and literacy rates soared in both countries. The visuality of periodicals was also changing dramatically: with improvements in printing technology and variations in layout, periodicals were becoming increasingly complex visual texts. Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms maps this radically transforming print ecology. Building on recent work on Victorian print culture as well as the turn toward material historical research in modernist studies, the historians, media historians, and literary scholars who contribute to this collection extend the frontiers of scholarship on the 'Atlantic scene' of English-language publishing as they imagine, elucidate, and practice new ways of grappling with this expanding and changing universe of print.

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'Transatlantic Print Culture culminates a decade of vibrant work in periodical studies, and deepens our appreciation for the central role played by new forms of print culture in both Great Britain and the United States at the turn of the twentieth century... the most suggestive yet authoritative study to date.' - Kevin Dettmar, Professor of English, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA

'This excellent collection, addressing a broad range of periodicals between the dates of its title, is particularly well edited and logically classified. It makes fascinating reading not only for academic specialists in print culture (in particular magazines and periodicals), but also for any scholar interested in the various ways in which the cult of the new - from the new woman to the modern author to the new critic - pervaded twentieth-century print media at a burgeoning period.' - Routledge ABES June 2011

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230268562
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/31/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

LAUREL BRAKE is Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, UK
SUZANNE W. CHURCHILL is Associate Professor of English at Davidson College, USA
LUCY DELAP is a fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and a member of the History Faculty, University of Cambridge, UK
MARIA DICENZO is Associate Professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
LEONARD DIEPEVEEN is Professor of English at Dalhousie University, Canada
BARBARA GREEN is Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, USA
FIONA HACKNEY runs an MA in Twentieth Century Art& Design at University College Falmouth, UK
MARK HAMPTON is Associate Professor of History at Lingnan University (Hong Kong), and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
JEAN MARIE LUTES is Assistant Professor of English at Villanova University, USA
KIRSTEN MACLEOD is Adjunct Professor in the English and Film Studies Department at the University of Alberta, Canada
FRANCESCA SAWAYA is Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Oklahoma, USA
MARGARET D. STETZ is the Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of Delaware, USA

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