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"Transatlantic Magazines and the Rise of Environmental Journalism"

Oliver, S (2016) '"Transatlantic Magazines and the Rise of Environmental Journalism".' In: Eckel, L and Elliott, C, (eds.) The Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies. Edinburgh Companions to Literature . Edinburgh Companions to Literature, 340 - 353. ISBN 9781474402941, 1474402941

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Abstract

This chapter explores how a culture of transatlantic environmental journalism emerged during the early to middle decades of the nineteenth century. How did interest in science, travel and exploration during those years shape the ways in which North American and British magazines represented the natural environment? To what extent did articles in periodicals address readers’ demands for armchair tourism and the desire to experience, through reading, an encounter with nature that counterbalanced increasingly urban lifestyles? What difference did newspapers and magazines make to the way that people thought about the natural world? The chapter explores how environmental journalism provided a multi-medial network across different kinds of publication through which ideas about natural science, domestic landscapes, pastoralism, and wilderness were shared, consumed and discussed within a transatlantic context.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atlantic studies, Transatlantic studies, periodical studies, environmental literature, nineteenth-century, 19th Century British literature, 19th century American literature, journalism history, 19th century studies, ecocriticism, magazines
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1001 Canada (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Susan Oliver
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 10:42
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16583

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