The turn of the twentieth century saw a sea change in the world of Anglo-American book, newspaper, and periodical publishing. More newspapers, magazines, and books were published annually than ever before, and many of these were reaching wider—and different—groups of readers, as population growth and literacy rates soared in both countries. The visuality of periodicals was also changing dramatically: with improvements in printing technology and variations in layout, periodicals were becoming increasingly complex visual texts. Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms maps this radically transforming print ecology. Building on recent work on Victorian print culture as well as the turn toward material historical research in modernist studies, the historians, media historians, and literary scholars who contribute to this collection extend the frontiers of scholarship on the 'Atlantic scene' of English-language publishing as they imagine, elucidate, and practice new ways of grappling with this expanding and changing universe of print.
Palgrave Macmillan; October 2008
- ISBN: 9780230228450
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- Title: Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940
- Author: Ann L. Ardis (ed.); Patrick Collier (ed.)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
In The Press
'Transatlantic Print Culture culminates a decade of vibrant work in periodical studies, and deepens our appreciation for the central role played by new forms of print culture in both Great Britain and the United States at the turn of the twentieth century... the most suggestive yet authoritative study to date.' - Kevin Dettmar, Professor of English, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
About The Author
ANN ARDIS is Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. She is the author of New Women, New Novels: Feminism and Early Modernism and Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880-1922, and co-editor of Women's Experience of Modernity, 1875-1945 and Virginia Woolf Turning the Centuries.
PATRICK COLLIER is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of English at Ball State University, USA, where he teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature and culture. He is the author of Modernism on Fleet Street and numerous articles on the relations between literature and journalism.