© 2001

Print in Transition, 1850–1910

Studies in Media and Book History


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Media History: the Serial and the Book

  3. Journals and Gender

  4. Print and Gender: the Publishing Career of Walter Pater, 1866–95

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Laurel Brake
      Pages 183-196
    3. Laurel Brake
      Pages 213-224
    4. Laurel Brake
      Pages 225-247
    5. Laurel Brake
      Pages 283-284
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-341

About this book


This book examines the outbreak of print in late Victorian Britain. It joins categories that are normally separated: literature/popular culture, books/magazines, publishers/newsagents, and media studies/media history. The approach is through material culture, archival material that is theorised and gendered. Chapters focus on authorship, production, and gender in relation to Dickens, Pater, Ruskin, Eliot, Symons, and James, and serials such as Master Humphrey's Clock , the Westminster Review, Artist and Journal of Home Culture, Publishers' Circular, Yellow Book and Savoy.


aesthetics Autorschaft culture gender novel

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Birkbeck University of LondonUK

About the authors

LAUREL BRAKE is Reader in Literature and Print Culture at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has published numerous articles on aspects of nineteenth-century literature, culture, gender, and the press. Her books include Subjugated Knowledges (1994), and Walter Pater (1994).

Bibliographic information


"Brake offers fascinating observations, not just about periodicals, but more broadly about periodicity and literature." - Jonathan Rose, Albion