Representations of the United States, and the circulation of its popular culture, in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain

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The project builds upon my AHRC-funded doctoral thesis, which examined the crucial role played by popular journalism in mediating Anglo-American relations in this period. I am currently writing a monograph which expands this analysis beyond the press and examines transatlantic cultural encounters across a range of different contexts, including Wild West Shows, department stores, boxing rings, cocktail bars, cheap literature, and music hall.
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Research Output

The ‘Most-Talked-Of Creature in the World’: The ‘American Girl’ in Victorian Print Culture

NICHOLSON, BOB., 30 Apr 2019, Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s The Victorian Period. Easley, A., Gill, C. & Rodgers, B. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 178 196 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

In Search of America: Topic Modelling Nineteenth Century Newspaper Archives

Van Galen, Q. & Nicholson, B., 25 Sep 2018, In : Digital Journalism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Transatlantic Connections

    Nicholson, B., 25 May 2016, The Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth- Century British Periodicals and Newspapers. King, A., Easley, A. & Morton, J. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 163-174 476 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter