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Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Jennie Batchelor and Manushag N. Powell


This innovative volume presents for the first time collective expertise on women’s magazines and periodicals of the long eighteenth century. While this period witnessed the birth of modern periodical culture and its ability to shape aspects of society from the popular to the political, most studies have traditionally obscured the very active role women’s voices and women readers played in shaping periodicals that in turn shaped Britain. The 30 essays here demonstrate the importance of periodicals to women and vice versa and, crucially, correct the destructive misconception that the more canoni ... More

Keywords: magazines, periodicals, eighteenth century, Romantic studies, media history, education, women, theatre, celebrity, theatre

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474419659
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.001.0001


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Jennie Batchelor, editor

Manushag N. Powell, editor

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