The Resource The dynamics of genre : journalism and the practice of literature in mid-Victorian Britain, Dallas Liddle

The dynamics of genre : journalism and the practice of literature in mid-Victorian Britain, Dallas Liddle

Label
The dynamics of genre : journalism and the practice of literature in mid-Victorian Britain
Title
The dynamics of genre
Title remainder
journalism and the practice of literature in mid-Victorian Britain
Statement of responsibility
Dallas Liddle
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books as much as one hundred to one. But although scholars have long known that writing for the vast periodical marketplace provided many Victorian authors with needed income-and sometimes even with full second careers as editors and journalists-little has been done to trace how the midcentury ascendancy of periodical discourses might have influenced Victorian literary discourse." "In The Dynamics of Genre, Dallas Liddle innovatively combines Mikhail Bakhtins dialogic approach to genre with methodological tools from periodicals studies, literary criticism, and the history of the book to offer the first rigorous study of the relationship between mid-Victorian journalistic genres and contemporary poetry, the novel, and serious expository prose. Liddle shows that periodical genres competed both ideologically and economically with literary genres, and he studies how this competition influenced the midcentury writings and careers of authors including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Harriet Martineau, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, and the sensation novelists of the 1860s. Some Victorian writers directly adopted the successful genre forms and worldview of journalism, but others such as Eliot strongly rejected them, while Trollope launched his successful career partly by using fiction to analyze journalism's growing influence in British society. Liddle argues that successful interpretation of the works of these and many other authors will be fully possible only when scholars learn to understand the journalistic genre forms with which mid-Victorian literary forms interacted and competed."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
820.9/008
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR461
LC item number
.L45 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
Label
The dynamics of genre : journalism and the practice of literature in mid-Victorian Britain, Dallas Liddle
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-224) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The poet's tale : literature, journalism, and genre in 1855 -- The authoress's tale : the triumph of journalism in Harriet Martineau's Autobiography -- The editor's tale : Anthony Trollope and the historiography of the mid-Victorian press -- The reviewer's tale : George Eliot and the end(s) of journalistic apprenticeship -- The clergyman's tale : sensation fiction and the anatomy of a "nine days' wonder" -- The scholars' tales : theories of journalism and the practice of literary history -- Epilogue : the tale of the "owls" : literature, journalism, and genre after 1865
Control code
ocn755621987
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 234 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813930428
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt6tbp44
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not applicable
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.b27392788
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)755621987
  • pebcs0813930421

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