Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
A new scholar book with Brontë-related content:
Alexis Easley
Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9781474475921

This book highlights the integral relationship between the rise of the popular woman writer and the expansion and diversification of newspaper, book and periodical print media during a period of unprecedented change, 1832–1860. It includes discussions of canonical women writers such as Felicia Hemans, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot, as well as lesser-known figures such as Eliza Cook and Frances Brown. It also examines the ways in which women readers actively responded to a robust popular print culture by creating scrapbooks and engaging in forms of celebrity worship. At the same time, it demonstrates how Victorian women’s participation in popular print culture anticipates our own engagement with new media in the twenty-first century.
Chapter 3 is "George Eliot, the Brontës and the Market for Poetry".

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