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Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Beth Palmer


This book explores the ways in which women writers utilized the powerful position of author-editor to perform conventions of gender and genre in the Victorian period. It examines Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Ellen Wood, and Florence Marryat's magazines (Belgravia, Argosy, and London Society respectively) alongside their sensation fiction to explore the mutually influential strategies of authorship and editorship. The relationship between sensation's success as a popular fiction genre and its serialization in the periodical press was not just complexly reciprocal but also self-conscious and performa ... More

Keywords: sensation fiction, Victorian, periodical press, women's writing, serialization, performative, nineteenth-century magazines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199599110
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beth Palmer, author
Lecturer in English Literature, University of Surrey
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