This collection of important new research in 19th-century media history represents some salient, recent developments in the field. Taking as its theme, the ways the media serves to define identities—national, ethnic, professional, gender, and textual, the volume addresses serials in the UK, the US, and Australia. High culture rubs shoulders with the popular press, text with image, feminist periodicals and masculine, gay, and domestic serials. Theory and history combine in research by scholars of international repute.
..."it will nevertheless fully earn its place on the shelves of all those interested in nineteenth century media."--Graham Law, Victorian Studies
..."an example of scholarship at its best...this book tells us things we didn't already know and makes us think again about the things we thought we did know."--"SHARP News"
..."students in courses ranging from gender studies to Victorian literature and history will find much to enlighten the"m..."--Review"