Co-winner of the Colby Prize for the best scholarly book of the year (2009) in the field of Victorian periodicals.
The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism is a large-scale reference work covering the journalism industry in 19th century Britain. Its comprehensive representation of diverse facets of the industry provides a snapshot of the press, from journalist to reader. Its 1700 entries, by an international team of experts and researchers, reflect the range of the press, including art, children, illustration, literature, religion, sports, politics, local and regional titles, satire, and trade journals. DNCJ includes newspapers and periodicals in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Here you will find entries on journals, journalists, illustrators, editors, publishers, proprietors, printers, and topics such as Advertising, Frequency, Magazine Day, Printing Presses, Readership, Social Science and the Press, and War and Journalism. A team of 13 Associate Editors and two co-editors have shaped it, in collaboration with the research community, commissioning authoritative new research. Extensive Indexes, a bibliography, and a chronology enhance the coverage of this burgeoning field.
"The editors should be congratulated on this splendid volume."
Chartism & the Chartists
"the DNCJ splendidly demonstrates just how pervasive journalism was in the culture of the time and how serious is its general absence from our awareness of the 19th century. It is a magnificent achievement."
British Journalism Review
"Everything about this book is commendable."
“[this book] will quickly become an essential touchstone for work in the field of nineteenth-century journalism and to a wider set of disciplines such as literature, history, and cultural studies.”
John Crawford, Library & Information History
Laurel Brake is Emeritus Professor of Literature and Print Culture at Birkbeck, University of London. She is the author and editor of many books and articles on the press, including Print in Transition, and Director of NCSE, a free, online edition of six 19th century serials.
Marysa Demoor is Professor of English Literature at the University of Ghent. She is the author of Their Fair Share. Women, Power and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870 –1920 (Ashgate, 2000) and the editor of Marketing the Author. Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-fashioning, 1880 –1930 (Palgrave, 2004).