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The New Journalism, the New Imperialism and the Fiction of Empire, 1870-1900

Griffiths, Andrew (2015). The New Journalism, the New Imperialism and the Fiction of Empire, 1870-1900. Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137454386
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Abstract

Aggressive policy, enthusiastic news coverage and sensational novelistic style combined to create a distinctive image of Britain's empire in late-Victorian print media. This book traces this phenomenon through the work of editors, special correspondents and authors including W.T. Stead, H. Rider Haggard, H.M. Stanley, Joseph Conrad and Winston Churchill. The argument traces the rise and fall of a romantic imperial discourse from the emergence of celebrity special correspondents like Archibald Forbes in the 1870s, via the death of General Gordon amidst a media storm in 1885, to the thoroughly unromantic industrial killing reported by Churchill at Omdurman in 1898. Connections between key individuals, events and texts are identified and explored to locate the origins of both a novel approach to reportage and a vision of empire which endures into the twenty-first century.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author
ISBN: 1-137-45436-9, 978-1-137-45436-2
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
Item ID: 62364
Depositing User: Andrew Griffiths
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 13:39
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 13:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/62364
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