CFP: Print Culture and Gender in the British Empire, Univ of Warwick

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Print Culture and Gender in the British Empire

5 June 2014, University of Warwick

Keynote speakers: Tanya Agathocleous (Hunter College, USA) and Priti Joshi (University of Puget Sound, USA)

The nineteenth century saw a proliferation of print culture not just in Britain but also across the Empire and beyond. This conference recognizes a significant shift in nineteenth-century studies towards print culture as an important form of Anglophone responses to various aspects of imperialism and globalization, including the renegotiation of gender relations in imperial and extra-imperial locations. While it has been argued that the colonies and the wider Anglophone world formed a large market (with India being the largest single market) for British publishers, the relationship between imported British periodicals and emerging global print media is still underexamined. The reprinting of materials from metropolitan British newspapers and periodicals offers key insights into how ‘news’ travelled and re-circulated at local and regional…

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