TitleStephen Crane and the mass media
NameBrock, Adam (author), Fitzgerald, William (chair), Martin, Timothy (co-chair), Rutgers University, Camden Graduate School,
Mass media and literature--United States--History--19th century,
American literature—19th century—European influences,
American literature--19th century--History and criticism,
Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900--Criticism and interpretation,
Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900.--Maggie, a girl of the streets
DescriptionThe influence of European painting and literature in Stephen Crane’s pre-Red Badge of Courage work has been overstated by most twentieth century critics. Stephen Crane’s portrayals of New York poverty in the 1890s was profoundly shaped by the more immediate influence of the American mass media, specifically by religious anti-slum tracts, the documentary photographs of Jacob Riis and Alfred Stieglitz, the “new” journalism that blurred the distinction between the newspaper and the novel, and color print advertising. Maggie: a Girl from the Streets and his freelance newspaper articles written between 1892 and 1894 provide ample evidence of Crane’s participation in the sensational mass media, which often transformed urban poverty into middle-class entertainment.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Adam Brock
CollectionCamden Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.