publication . Article . 2017

Royalist Oxford in civil war news culture

Lloyd Bowen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This article explores the polemical presentation of Oxford, the royalist capital between 1642 and 1646, in parliamentarian newsbooks. It argues that the novel seriality of the form offered opportunities for constructing political identities and identifying enemies through strategies of repetition and echoing within and across parliamentarian news media. Discussion of Oxford in these news titles suggests ways in which seriality helped establish and elaborate anti-royalist discourses by repeated reference to the corrupted centre of royalist politics. Sustained attention given to Oxford in weekly newsbooks built up a cumulative and complex picture of the city, and ...
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free text keywords: D204, DA, Cultural Studies, Communication, History, Politics, Spanish Civil War, Advertising, Sociology, Human sexuality, News media, Royalist
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