In the early 19th century, newspapers throughout Britain provided their readers with the world at their fingers. From Calcutta to Peru, Sydney to Istanbul, Paris to New York, the British press was awash with news of peoples, places and political intrigues from all over the world. But, in a world bef...
I'm struggling to find The Graphic online, I ideally need to see copies form 1876 to 1892. I've tried both hathi and proquest to no avail. Does anyone have suggestions for where I might find these? ... See MoreSee Less
Have you ever browsed the website artuk.org? It's contains images of thousands of artworks from UK museums, many of which have been tagged with descriptive keywords. This makes it possible to search for words like 'newspaper', 'magazine', 'reading', and 'journalist', even if these terms weren't used in the original title of the artwork. It covers all historical periods, but there are plenty of images of Victorian men and women reading newspapers and periodicals. There are quite a few periodical-related images here from provincial museums and National Trust properties that I've never seen before.
I reckon there's an interesting article to be written here about how newspapers/periodicals were depicted in nineteenth century artwork (though forgive me if somebody has already done this!). If nothing else, it gives us a few new options for book covers!
Here's a direct link to a search for 'newspaper' to get you started:
Jennifer PhegleyCool resource! The introduction to *Reading Women*, a collection I co-edited with Janet Badia (published by University of Toronto Press) analyzes postcard and calendar images of women readers taken from Victorian paintings. Antonia Losano's essay in the book also looks at paintings of women readers.5 · 1 week ago
Congratulations to Joanne Shattock and all her contributors to Journalism and the Periodical Press in 19th-c. Britain, just out from Cambridge University Press. Those lucky enough to be in London in mid-May should know that the book launch at Senate House will happen on May 16 at 7 p.m., with Michael Slater presiding.
Here are the contributors: Joanne Shattock, James Mussell, David Stewart, Laurel Brake, Barbara Onslow, Brian Maidment, Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Linda H. Peterson, Martin Hewitt, Catherine Waters, Geoffrey Cantor, Mary L. Shannon, Juliette Atkinson, Deeptanil Ray, Abhijit Gupta, Joel Wiener, Simon J. Potter, John Drew, Iain Crawford, Graham Law, Fionnuala Dillane, John Stokes, Mark W. Turner. And here's the book: ... See MoreSee Less