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New Media and the Rise of the Popular Woman Writer, 1832-1860

Alexis Easley


The idea of ‘new media’ is nothing new. Long before Twitter and Facebook, the rise of new periodical genres and formats provided opportunities for Victorian women writers and readers to participate in popular print culture as never before. This study illuminates the relationship between the rise of the popular woman writer the expansion and diversification of newspaper and periodical print media during a period of revolutionary change. It includes discussion of canonical women writers such as Felicia Hemans, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot, as well as lesser-known figures such as Eliza Cook ... More

Keywords: Women writers, scrapbooks, periodicals, new media, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Eliza Cook, Eliza Meteyard, Frances Brown, Chambers’s Journal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474475921
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475921.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexis Easley, author
University of St. Thomas