Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture
Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925–1960
Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith
Faye Hammill is Professor of English at the University of Strathclyde and the author of 'Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History' (Liverpool University Press, 2010).
Michelle Smith is Lecturer in English at the University of Strathclyde.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Marketplace 2. Pages 3. Fashions 4. Consumers Conclusion Bibliography Index
Forming a coherent site of inquiry out of so much information that had been hiding in plain sight due to its association with an ostensibly blank, mainstream modernity is in itself an accomplishment; that Hammill and Smith have uncovered such an abundance of approaches, connections, and raw subject matter for scholars in a variety of areas and disciplines only adds to this achievement.
Carl Watts, American Review of Canadian Studies
This is a well-researched and serious book. Its glossy cover, copied from Mayfair magazine (1937), and its beautifully reproduced colour illustrations frame this exploration of Canadian mainstream magazines in English and French from the early to mid-twentieth century, presenting them as records of Canadian middlebrow culture.
British Journal of Canadian Studies
A major contribution to Canadian Studies and the study of print culture in a North American context... This volume should prove useful to scholars in a wide range of fields, including cultural and social history, publishing, literary studies, cultural studies, and communications, and to scholars of print culture more generally.
University of Nottingham
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: June 19, 2015