Margaret Harkness, W. T. Stead, and the transatlantic social gospel network

Goodwyn, Helena (2018) Margaret Harkness, W. T. Stead, and the transatlantic social gospel network. In: Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 182-198. ISBN 9781526123503

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This chapter examines how Harkness and her contemporary W. T. Stead navigated the position of journalists with an activist agenda in a transatlantic market for socially engaged publications. It explores the extent to which both Harkness and Stead made use of the ‘rhetoric of progressive Protestantism’ across the generic categories of their writing: realist fiction, activist journalism, and critical travel writing. In examining the ‘clash between socialist and evangelical rhetoric’ in the context of emerging ‘modern marketing methods’, the chapter exposes the problems inherent in labels of ideological inconsistency as applied on gendered terms.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Margaret Harkness, travel writing, W. T. Stead, Realist fiction, Activist journalism, Transatlantic, social gospel, networks
Subjects: P500 Journalism
P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
Q200 Comparative Literary studies
Q300 English studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 13:51
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 12:03

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