Event: Locating Women in Victorian Print Culture


Locating women in Victorian print culture
Thursday 13 June 2013
R1.15 Ramphal Building, University of Warwick

A workshop co-organised by the University of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies.

Laurel Brake (Birkbeck, University of London)
Beth Palmer (University of Surrey)
Margaret Beetham (University of Salford)
Tara Puri (University of Warwick)

The last few decades have seen an increasing interest in nineteenth century print culture. This workshop aims to build on this recent scholarship by bringing together academics working on different aspects of Victorian periodicals. The papers will focus both on questions of gender and genre, as well as the methodological challenges presented by these capacious and diverse entities. Beginning with inquiries as basic as what constitutes a periodical, the papers will explore questions like: What is women’s role as editors, contributors, and readers of these periodicals? How does the form and the multi-generic nature of the periodical shape its reading? And where do women’s magazines fit into women’s literary history?


11.00 – 11.30: Welcome and coffee
11.30 – 13.30: Laurel Brake, Young Oxford in Print 1869-1889. The (Humphry) Wards and the (Walter) Paters

Beth Palmer, Locating the editor in women’s literary magazines

13.30 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 16.30: Margaret Beetham, Sable Sisters, Missionary Wives, and Bad Mothers: Domestic Femininity in Victorian Religious Periodicals

Tara Puri, Thinking about materiality in women’s magazines

16.30 – 17.00: Closing remarks

17.00: Wine reception

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