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American Little Magazines of the 1890s and the Rise of the Professional-Managerial Class

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kirsten MacLeod



This essay concerns the little magazine phenomenon of the American 1890s. Despite the prolific nature of these magazines and their importance to the cultural history of the period, they have suffered from scholarly neglect. The essay contextualizes these periodicals in terms of the transforming media landscape (mediamorphosis) and the emergence of a new professional-managerial class (sociomorphosis). It considers how these magazines derived cultural meaning and value through their remediation of other forms of media, how they reflected and contributed to the transition from genteel to progressive-era values, and the nature of their legacy to cultural and media history.

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Author(s): MacLeod K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: English Studies in Canada

Year: 2015

Volume: 41

Issue: 1

Pages: 41-68

Print publication date: 01/03/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 14/09/2015

ISSN (print): 0317-0802

ISSN (electronic): 1913-4835

Publisher: Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English