No 16 (2013)

W. T. Stead: Newspaper Revolutionary

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When W. T. Stead died on the Titanic he was the most famous Englishman on board. He was one of the inventors of the modern tabloid. His advocacy of ‘government by journalism’ helped launch military campaigns. His exposé of child prostitution raised the age of consent to sixteen, yet his investigative journalism got him thrown in jail. A mass of contradictions and a crucial figure in the history of the British press, Stead was a towering presence in the cultural life of late-Victorian and Edwardian society. This special issue of 19 celebrates Stead’s life and legacy in all its diversity 101 years on.

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Introduction Abstract PDF HTML
Laurel Brake, James Mussell
Old v. New Journalism and the Public Sphere; or, Habermas Encounters Dallas and Stead Abstract PDF HTML
Graham Law, Matthew Sterenberg
‘No one pretends he was faultless’: W. T. Stead and the Women’s Movement Abstract PDF HTML
Lucy Delap, Maria DiCenzo
W. T. Stead and the Eastern Question (1875-1911); or, How to Rouse England and Why? Abstract PDF HTML
Stéphanie Prévost
W. T. Stead’s ‘Penny Poets’: Beyond Baylen Abstract PDF HTML
Tom Lockwood
‘Two Minds With but a Single Thought’: W. T. Stead, Henry James, and the Zancig Controversy Abstract PDF HTML
Paul Horn
‘Julia Says’: The Spirit-Writing and Editorial Mediumship of W. T. Stead Abstract PDF HTML
Sarah Crofton
When the King Becomes your Personal Enemy: W. T. Stead, King Leopold II, and the Congo Free State Abstract PDF HTML
Marysa Demoor
From La Meduse to the Titanic: Gericault’s Raft in Journalistic Illustration up to 1912 Abstract PDF HTML Gallery
Tom Gretton

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