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The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880-1950

Elke D'hoker and Chris Mourant


This collection of original essays highlights the intertwined fates of the modern short story and periodical culture in the period 1880–1950, the heyday of magazine short fiction in Britain. Through case studies that focus on particular magazines, short stories and authors, chapters investigate the presence, status and functioning of short stories within a variety of periodical publications – highbrow and popular, mainstream and specialised, middlebrow and avant-garde. Examining the impact of social and publishing networks on the production, dissemination and reception of short stories, this e ... More

Keywords: periodicals, short story, magazine fiction, genre, highbrow, middlebrow, popular, readership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474461085
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461085.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elke D'hoker, editor
University of Leuven

Chris Mourant, editor
University of Birmingham

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