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Women's periodicals and print culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The long Eighteenth Century

Women's periodicals and print culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The long Eighteenth Century

Batchelor, Jennie; Powell, Manushag N

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Published Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017

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ISBN: 1474419666, 9781474419659, 9781474419666
Physical Description: 1 online resource (529 pages)
Local note: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan: ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.


  1. Intro
  2. List of Figures and Plates
  3. Introduction: Women and the Birth of Periodical Culture
  4. Part I Learning for the Ladies
  5. Learning for the Ladies: Introduction
  6. 1 Periodicals and the Problem of Women's Learning
  7. 2 Discontinuous Reading and Miscellaneous Instruction for British Ladies
  8. 3 Constructing Women's History in the Lady's Museum
  9. 4 Vindications and Reflections: The Lady's Magazine during the Revolution Controversy (1789-1795)
  10. Part II The Poetics of Periodicals
  11. The Poetics of Periodicals: Introduction
  12. 5 Dunton and Singer after the Athenian Mercury: Two Plots of Platonic Love
  13. 6 Women's Poetry in the Magazines
  14. 7 'A lasting wreath of various hue': Hannah Cowley, the Della Cruscan Affair, and the Medium of the Periodical Poem
  15. 8 The Lady's Poetical Magazine and the Fashioning of Women's Literary Space
  16. Part III Periodicals Nationally and Internationally
  17. Periodicals Nationally and Internationally: Introduction
  18. 9 Protesting the Exclusivity of the Public Sphere: Delarivier Manley's Examiner
  19. 10 'A moral paper! And how do you expect to get money by it?': Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Journalism
  20. 11 Eliza Haywood's Periodicals in Wartime
  21. 12 German Women's Writing in British Magazines, 1760-1820
  22. 13 Travel Writing and Mediation in the Lady's Magazine: Charting 'the meridian of female reading'
  23. Part IV Print Media and Print Culture
  24. Print Media and Print Culture: Introduction
  25. 14 '[L]et a girl read': Periodicals and Women's Literary Canon Formation
  26. 15 Reviewing Women: Women Reviewers on Women Novelists
  27. 16 Reviewing Femininity: Gender and Genre in the Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press
  28. 17 'Full of pretty stories': Fiction in the Lady's Magazine (1770-1832)
  29. 18 'This Lady is Descended from a Good Family': Women and Biography in British Magazines, 1770-1798.
  30. 19 Suitable Reading Material: Fandom and Female Pleasure in Women's Engagement with Romantic Periodicals
  31. Part V Theorising the Periodical in Text and Practice
  32. Theorising the Periodical in Text and Practice: Introduction
  33. 20 The Ladies Mercury
  34. 21 John Dunton's Ladies Mercury and the Eighteenth-Century Female Subject
  35. 22 Frances Brooke, Editor, and the Making of the Old Maid (1755-1756)
  36. 23 Eyes that Eagerly 'Bear the Steady Ray of Reason': Eidolon as Activist in Charlotte Lennox's Lady's Museum
  37. 24 '[T]o cherish Female ingenuity, and to conduce to Female improvement': The Birth of the Woman's Magazine
  38. 25 The Woman behind the Man behind the World: Mary Wells and the Feminisation of the Late Eighteenth-Century Newspaper
  39. Part VI Fashion, Theatre, and Celebrity
  40. Fashion, Theatre, and Celebrity: Introduction
  41. 26 Advertising Women: Gender and the Vendor in the Print Culture of the Medical Marketplace, 1660-1830
  42. 27 Theatrical, Periodical, Authorial: Frances Brooke's Old Maid (1755-1756)
  43. 28 Fast Fashion: Style, Text, and Image in Late Eighteenth-Century Women's Periodicals
  44. 29 Magazine Miniatures: Portraits of Actresses, Princesses, and Queens in Late Eighteenth-entury Periodicals
  45. 30 Fashioning Consumers: Ackermann's Repository of Arts and the Cultivation of the Female Consumer
  46. Appendix
  47. Notes on Contributors
  48. Index.