Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108150322

Category: Literary Criticism

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Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the diversity, range and impact of the newspaper and periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Essays range from studies of periodical formats in the nineteenth century - reviews, magazines and newspapers - to accounts of individual journalists, many of them eminent writers of the day. The uneasy relationship between the new 'profession' of journalism and the evolving profession of authorship is investigated, as is the impact of technological innovations, such as the telegraph, the typewriter and new processes of illustration. Contributors go on to consider the transnational and global dimensions of the British press and its impact in the rest of the world. As digitisation of historical media opens up new avenues of research, the collection reveals the centrality of the press to our understanding of the nineteenth century.
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Powers of the Press

Newspapers, Power and the Public in Nineteenth-Century England

Author: Aled Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351909460

Category: History

Page: 248

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The power of the popular press presents all modern societies with difficulties. It is, however, a problem with a history: the hold of the press over public opinion was debated with urgency throughout the 19th century. This book looks at the ways in which individuals, pressure groups, political organisations and the state sought to understand the mass communications media of the 19th century, and use them to influence public opinion and effect moral and social reform. Aled Jones addresses the problem by using three approaches: first he considers the 19th century theories of the influence of communications media on patterns of social thought and behaviour; then he examines attitudes towards the press in both high and popular culture; finally he explores the social and intellectual world of the reader, the consumer both of the press as a commodity and of the hidden moral strategies that were built into it. The tensions between Victorian moral imperatives and the operation of the free commercial market raised issues of great public concern, such as whether the mass media should be under private or public control. These tensions have dominated the way in which Britain and other western societies have thought about the newer broadcasting media, but their origins are older and more complex than studies of contemporary media acknowledge.
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Oscar Wilde in Context

Author: Kerry Powell,Peter Raby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107729106

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Oscar Wilde was a courageous individualist whose path-breaking life and work were shaped in the crucible of his time and place, deeply marked by the controversies of his era. This collection of concise and illuminating articles reveals the complex relationship between Wilde's work and ideas and contemporary contexts including Victorian feminism, aestheticism and socialism. Chapters investigate how Wilde's writing was both a resistance to and quotation of Victorian master narratives and genre codes. From performance history to film and operatic adaptations, the ongoing influence and reception of Wilde's story and work is explored, proposing not one but many Oscar Wildes. To approach the meaning of Wilde as an artist and historical figure, the book emphasises not only his ability to imagine new worlds, but also his bond to the turbulent cultural and historical landscape around him - the context within which his life and art took shape.
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Crime News in Modern Britain

Press Reporting and Responsibility, 1820-2010

Author: Judith Rowbotham,Kim Stevenson,Samantha Pegg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137317973

Category: History

Page: 266

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Drawing together examples from broadsheet and tabloid newspapers this account of English crime reportage takes readers from the late eighteenth century to the present day. In the post-Leveson world, it is a timely and engaging contextualisation of the history of printed crime news and investigative journalism.
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The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England

Author: Paul Watt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351974009

Category: Music

Page: 132

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Music criticism in England underwent profound change from the 1880s to the 1920s. It gave rise to ‘New criticism’ that aimed to be rational, impartial and intellectually authoritative. It was a break from the criticism of old: the work of the opinionated journalist who wrote descriptive concert reviews with invective, cliché, bias and bombast. Critics such as Ernest Newman (1868–1959), John F. Runciman (1866–1916) and Michel D. Calvocoressi (1877–1944) fostered this new school and wrote extensively of their aspirations for musical criticism in their own times and for the future. This book charts the genesis of this new wave of musical criticism that sought to regulate and reform the profession of music critic. Alongside the establishment of principles, training manuals and schools for critics, hundreds of journal articles and dozens of books were written that encouraged new criticism, which also had a bearing on scholarly writing in biography, aesthetics and history. The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England considers the influence and advocacy of individual critics and the role that institutions, such as the Musical Association and the Musical Times, played in this period of change. The book also explores the impact that French and German writers had on their English counterparts, demonstrating the internationalization of critical thought of the period.
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Grant Allen

Literature and Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle

Author: William Greenslade,Terence Rodgers

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754608653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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A strikingly interdisciplinary figure in Victorian literary history, Grant Allen (1848-1899) has thus far managed to elude the focused scrutiny of contemporary scholarship. A central literary figure at the fin de siècle, Allen engaged with a span of literary and cultural concerns in the late-Victorian period, including feminism and the 'new woman', Darwinism and evolution, the politics of popular fiction, environmentalism, and aesthetics. This collection offers a valuable analytical and bibliographical resource for the exploration of the man and his work.Grant Allen: Literature and Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle revisits the richly variegated profile of one of the most intriguing and significant polymaths of the turn of the century, recognizing his contribution to and influence on the key modernizing debates of the period.
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Bulletin

Journalism series

Author: University of Missouri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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Practical Boat Building for Amateurs

Containing Full Instructions for Designing and Building Punts, Skiffs, Canoes, Sailing Boats, Etc. Illustrated with Working Diagrams. By Adrian Neison, C.E.

Author: Adrian Neison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boatbuilding

Page: 108

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Cane Basket Work

A Practical Manual on Weaving Useful and Fancy Baskets

Author: Annie Firth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Basket making

Page: N.A

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The Book of Bee-keeping

A Practical and Complete Manual on the Proper Management of Bees ...

Author: W. B. Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bee culture

Page: 104

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The United States Catalog

Books in Print, 1902 : Entries Under Author, Subject, and Title in One Alphabet .... supplement

Author: Marion Effie Potter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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