This study highlights the contributions of feminist media history to a range of disciplines. Focusing on the feminist press emerging from and reacting to the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British suffrage campaign, the book situates these sources in the context of current debates about the public sphere, social movements, and media history. The case studies include official organs of the suffrage movement, and feminist reviews such as the Englishwoman and the notorious Freewoman. Based on original research, the case studies are designed to offer detailed and comparative analyses of key periodicals representing diverging ideological positions and genres. They demonstrate the complex and often conflicting internal dynamics of early women's movements and the central role of print media in their engagement with the wider public.
"This collection ... [focuses] on the relations of cinema to other media, artworks and diverse forms of entertainment, demarcating their sometimes conjoined, sometimes separate, histories ... [and] seeks to make visible the complex ways in which media anticipate, interfere with and draw on one another, demonstrating how what we have called 'cinematicity' makes itself felt in practices of seeing, reading, writing and thinking both before and after the 'birth' of cinema"--Page 1