Debating Point: ‘Articles’ or ‘Essays’? A View from the Bridge

  • Laurel Brake Laurel Brake


Like many scholars working in media history, I am not a native. I have emigrated from another discipline, in my case literature, in English. Nor have I completely made the move. Having taught myself the language and explored the area, I remain on a bridge between where I came from and where I am going, clear about the direction of travel, but aware of what is behind. [...]

Author Biography

Laurel Brake, Laurel Brake

Laurel Brake is Professor Emerita of Literature and Print Culture at Birkbeck, University of London, where she is an Honorary Fellow. She is the author of Print in Transition and Subjugated Knowledges, and co-editor of books and databases on the press, including ncse (Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition), a free digital edition of seven nineteenth-century periodicals and DNCJ (Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism), co-edited with Marysa Demoor. She co-edited WT Stead, Newspaper Revolutionary in 2012, a a special issue of the journal 19 on Stead and in 2015 a book on the News of the World and the British Press, 1843–2011.

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