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Glossary Vol 1

This wiki lists key words used in periodical studies and/or the field of digital studies.

The “New Woman”

A term coined by author Sarah Grand in her 1894 essay “The New Aspect of the Woman Question” that encapsulates a new …

Halftone

  A halftone is a type of image reproduction which first appeared in the press in 1869, and arose to prominence in …

Imagined Collectivity

The way in which readers conceptualize themselves socially through their active imagination rather than something that is pre-existing (Beegan 1). The term is described …

Little Magazines

Situated in the context of late 19th century modernism, little magazines are seen as any small periodical established with an objective to publish nonconformist and …

Decadence

While the term ‘decadence’ has been used in relation to myriad western art movements throughout history, it has a specific ambiguity when …

Typography

Typography refers to the appearance of printed text and the way in which this text is arranged to emphasize visual elements. Typography and …

Catchword

In printing terminology, a catchword is a word placed at the bottom right-hand of a book page that anticipates the first word …

Illustration

Prior to the 19th century, to “illustrate” meant to illuminate or shed light upon (“illustrate”). It was further defined as meaning to make something …

Price

An easily understood concept, the price is how much a thing cost. But when analyzing the periodical, price plays an important role, …

Quarterly

A periodical that is published four times a year. The Yellow Book, The New Quarterly Review, The Anglo-Saxon Review, and initially The Dome are …