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Putting Women in the Boat in The Idler (1892-1898) and TO-DAY (1893-1897)

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Anne Humpherys

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Anne Humpherys is a Professor of English at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Travels in the Poor Man's Country: The Work of Henry Mayhew and many articles and chapters on Victorian literature, periodicals, and culture. She was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Birkbeck in 2005.
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In this essay I show how the monthly illustrated journal, The Idler (1892-1898), under the editorship of Jerome K. Jerome, despite its insistent masculinist tone and viewpoint, becomes multidisciplinary in both content and voice through the introduction of women contributors and the use of illustrations of women on its covers, title pages, and its fiction and articles. Both the women's contributions, especially to the popular department ‘The Idler's Club', and the illustrations result in a journal that can be defined as a conversation between masculine and feminine perspectives on issues of culture during the 1890s.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ntn.438
How to Cite: Humpherys, A., (2005). Putting Women in the Boat in The Idler (1892-1898) and TO-DAY (1893-1897). 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. (1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ntn.438
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Published on 01 Oct 2005.
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