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Miller, Elizabeth Carolyn, 1974- author
Slow print : literary radicalism and late Victorian print culture / Elizabeth Carolyn Miller
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013
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 4th Floor  PN5124.R295 M55 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Radicalism and the press -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Journalism -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Press and politics -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Printing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Mass media -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
English literature -- 19th century -- Political aspects
Physical Description ix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents No news is good news : William Morris's utopian print -- The black and white veil : Shaw, mass print culture, and the antinovel turn -- Living language : print drama, live drama, and the socialist theatrical turn -- Measured revolution : poetry and the late Victorian radical press -- Enlightenment beyond reason : theosophical socialism and radical print culture -- Free love, free print : sex radicalism, censorship, and the biopolitical turn
Summary This book explores the literary culture of Britain's radical press from 1880 to 1910, a time that saw a flourishing of radical political activity as well as the emergence of a mass print industry. While Enlightenment radicals and their heirs had seen free print as an agent of revolutionary transformation, socialist, anarchist and other radicals of this later period suspected that a mass public could not exist outside the capitalist system. In response, they purposely reduced the scale of print by appealing to a small, counter-cultural audience. "Slow print," like "slow food" today, actively resisted industrial production and the commercialization of new domains of life. Drawing on under-studied periodicals and archives, this book uncovers a largely forgotten literary-political context. It looks at the extensive debate within the radical press over how to situate radical values within an evolving media ecology, debates that engaged some of the most famous writers of the era (William Morris and George Bernard Shaw), a host of lesser-known figures (theosophical socialist and birth control reformer Annie Besant, gay rights pioneer Edward Carpenter, and proto-modernist editor Alfred Orage), and countless anonymous others
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