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Narrating the news [electronic resource] : new journalism and literary genre in late nineteenth-century American newspapers and fiction / Karen Roggenkamp.

By: Roggenkamp, Karen, 1969-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xix, 199 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781612774251 (electronic bk.); 1612774253 (electronic bk.); 9781612774244 (electronic bk.); 1612774245 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Press -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Sensationalism in journalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Reportage literature, American -- History and criticism | Nieuwsbladen | Journalistiek | Literaire genres | Wisselwerking | Presse -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | Sensationnalisme dans la presse -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | Litt�erature de reportage am�ericaine -- Histoire et critique | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism | LITERARY CRITICISM / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Narrating the news.DDC classification: 071/.3/09034 Other classification: 05.33 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Literary rooms in the house of news -- The sun, the moon, and two balloons: Edgar Allan Poe, literary hoaxes, and penny press journalism -- American literary realism and the cult of the real ting -- "To turn a fiction to a fact": Nellie Bly, Jules Verne, and trips around the world -- Journalist as hero: Richard Harding Davis and the cult of the reporter in 1890s America -- A front seat to Lizzie Borden: Julian Ralph, literary journalism, and the construction of criminal fact -- True women and new women: Lizzie Borden and gender anxieties in late nineteenth-century America -- The Evangelina Cisneros romance, medievalist fiction, and journalism that acts -- Captive Cubans, international impulses, and new journalism -- From there to here: Cooke, conventions, conclusions.
Summary: In this scholarly examination of new journalism, Roggenkamp examines five major stories featured in three respected New York newspapers during the 1890s to illustrate how new journalism manipulated specific segments of the literary marketplace. These case studies are complemented by broader cultural analyses that touch on vital topics in literary and cultural studies.
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Based on the author's doctoral dissertation--Univ. of Minnesota.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Description based on print version record.

Literary rooms in the house of news -- The sun, the moon, and two balloons: Edgar Allan Poe, literary hoaxes, and penny press journalism -- American literary realism and the cult of the real ting -- "To turn a fiction to a fact": Nellie Bly, Jules Verne, and trips around the world -- Journalist as hero: Richard Harding Davis and the cult of the reporter in 1890s America -- A front seat to Lizzie Borden: Julian Ralph, literary journalism, and the construction of criminal fact -- True women and new women: Lizzie Borden and gender anxieties in late nineteenth-century America -- The Evangelina Cisneros romance, medievalist fiction, and journalism that acts -- Captive Cubans, international impulses, and new journalism -- From there to here: Cooke, conventions, conclusions.

In this scholarly examination of new journalism, Roggenkamp examines five major stories featured in three respected New York newspapers during the 1890s to illustrate how new journalism manipulated specific segments of the literary marketplace. These case studies are complemented by broader cultural analyses that touch on vital topics in literary and cultural studies.

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Narrating the news by Roggenkamp, Karen, ©2005
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