Gender and the Victorian Periodical by Hilary FraserGender and the Victorian Periodical by Hilary Fraser

Gender and the Victorian Periodical

byHilary Fraser, Stephanie Green, Judith Johnston

Paperback | January 21, 2008

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Examining the important role played by the Victorian periodical in defining and refining gender roles during the second half of the nineteenth century, this study analyzes the periodical press in nineteenth-century culture. It considers issues of gender in the presses' development as a powerful political and social medium. The authors examine broad questions as they are explored in a range of periodicals, from literary and political reviews to comic magazines.
Stephanie Green is Lecturer for the University Extension Program at the University of Western Australia and Marketing and Promotions Manager of Fremantle Arts Centre Press. She has published widely on topics in nineteenth-century literature.
Title:Gender and the Victorian PeriodicalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:January 21, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521054575

ISBN - 13:9780521054577


Table of Contents

List of plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The writing subject; 2. The gendered reader; 3. Editorship and gender; 4. Gender and the 'Politics of Home'; 5. Gender and cultural imperialism; 6. Feminism and the press; 7. Gender, commodity and the late nineteenth-century periodical; Conclusion; Notes; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is beautifully designed, with several illustrations, and offers a glimpse into obscure, sometimes short-lived magazines that might otherwise be lost to historical memory." Jane Marcellus, Middle Tennesse State University, American Journalism