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LRDG seminar: Literacy and the Victorian local paper in Preston

Date: 21 October 2008 Time: 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Andrew Hobbs, University of Central LancashireLiteracy and the Victorian local paper in PrestonThe 19th-century development of mass literacy occurred at the same time as an explosion in newspaper publishing, particularly outside London. Changes in central government policy on literacy produced a torrent of cheap literature from publishers, and at the centre of this new reading world was the local newspaper. This talk examines the relationship between the growth of literacy and the growth of local newspapers, using the town of Preston as a case study.

Event website: http://www.literacy.lancs.ac.uk

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Organising departments and research centres: Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language

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