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Time, Space, and Gender in the Nineteenth-Century British Diary

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Time, Space, and Gender in the Nineteenth-Century British Diary is the first comprehensive overview of the omnipresent phenomenon that was the nineteenth-century British diary. Examining manuscript diaries, diary publication, and diaries in fiction, the book explores how the diary’s organization of time and space made it an invaluable and uniquely effective vehicle for the ...more
Hardcover, 284 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 2011)
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Michael Meeuwis
Dec 30, 2015 Michael Meeuwis rated it liked it
Good, but hindered from being great by some of the sturdy cliches of the field--that texts were shaped by gender and politics, at this point, surely doesn't need to be said, no? I thought the novels chapter was extraneous, and the ending section about blogs too general; there was no attempt to read either with the care and attention with which earlier chapters just read diaries. I so admired that first couple of sections--the description and theorisation of what a diary was, most ...more
Jul 09, 2014 Tobias rated it liked it
A generalizing study that attempts to push some boundaries, but ends up conflating a few historically significant print forms in the process, or strangely separating others. For example, 'pocket diaries' in the eighteenth century were somehow different from 'commercial diaries' in the nineteenth century, even though they carry the same name, and often had the same publishers behind them (prime example of this is 'Peacock's Polite Repository'). This, in a sense, debunks a few of the arguments ...more
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