Beth Palmer

in Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599110
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725371 | DOI:

Series: Oxford English Monographs


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The Conclusion draws together the strands of the press in which Braddon, Wood, and Marrat had worked and traces the changes they faced in the late nineteenth century and the subsequent decline of their magazines amidst faster-moving ‘New Journalism’. This final chapter argues that these drastic changes in the way that the periodical press worked after the editorial departures of Braddon, Wood, and Marryat have helped to obscure their successful editorships. Finally, it sums up the book's argument that the careers of these women provide models of multiple, complex, and performative genderings both within and beyond the press and demonstrate how performance was vital to their survival within the literary marketplace of the Victorian period.

Keywords: periodical press; editorship; authorship;  sensation; 1890s; performance

Chapter.  2104 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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