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The Late-Victorian Little Magazine$
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Koenraad Claes

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474426213

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.001.0001

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The Germs of a Genre: The Germ and the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine

The Germs of a Genre: The Germ and the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine

(p.16) Chapter 1 The Germs of a Genre: The Germ and the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine
The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Koenraad Claes

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter offers a working definition for the little magazine genre, explained as dependent on the peculiar position these publications occupied in the wider periodical marketplace. It then looks at two titles that have been suggested as the starting point for this genre: the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’s journal TheGerm (1850—e.g. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Holman Hunt), and the closely linked Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (1856—e.g. William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones) that anticipates the message of the Arts & Crafts Movement, in which several contributors would be involved. Finally, the early tendencies in these journals towards a conceptual integration of their contents and the formal / material aspects of the printed text is related to the mid- to late-Victorian ‘Revival of Fine Printing’, which is argued to develop alongside the little magazine genre.

Keywords:   Pre-Raphaelitism, Germ, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Holman-Hunt, Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Arts & Crafts Movement, Revival of Fine Printing

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