Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925

Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925

by Faye Hammill, Michelle Smith


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"Where did you go last year, when the winter winds blew?" —Mayfair, 1935

As commercial magazines began to flourish in the 1920s, they promoted an expanding network of luxury railway hotels and transatlantic liner routes. The leading monthlies—among them Mayfair, Chatelaine, and La Revue Moderne—presented travel as both a mode of self-improvement and a way of negotiating national identity. Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture announces a new cross-cultural approach to periodical studies, reading both French- and English-language magazines in relation to an emerging transatlantic middlebrow culture. Mainstream magazines, Hammill and Smith argue, forged a connection between upward mobility and geographic mobility. Students and scholars of Canadian studies, cultural and social history, publishing, literary studies, cultural studies, communications studies, and print culture will find this book, a first in Canadian middlebrow culture, a must-have on their shelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772120837
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publication date: 10/14/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Faye Hammill is professor of English at the University of Strathclyde in the UK and formerly worked at Cardiff University and the University of Liverpool. She is a former editor of the British Journal of Canadian Studies.

Writer Michelle Smith has also served as a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde. Her first book of poems, dear Hermes…, was published by the University of Alberta Press in 2012.

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