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Strategies of sensation and the transformation of the Press, 1860-1880: Mary Braddon, Florence Marryat and Ellen Wood, female author-editors, and the sensation phenomenon in mid-Victorian magazine publishing

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This thesis examines the processes of writerly and editorial literary production undertaken by women sensation authors in the 1860s and 1870s. This focus represents a shift from the prevailing critical emphasis on the consumption of sensation fiction to the realm of production and therein allows the thesis to analyse the ways in which sensation operates as a set of rhetorical and linguistic strategies for women writers in the changing publishing conditions of mid-to-late Victorian society. I ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Trinity College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:30a509c7-2ba3-4477-9d3e-801f61e1b8c1
Local pid:
ora:1850

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