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News Craze: Public Sphere and the Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Depiction of Newspaper Culture

News Craze: Public Sphere and the Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Depiction of Newspaper Culture Abstract: This article examines the depiction of “newspaper culture” -- i.e, the increasing obsession with news and newspapers and current events — in the eighteenth-century London theater, through the prevalence of “Quidnunc” (or news-obsessed) characters of both genders and all social classes. It places this phenomenon in the context of current theories of publics and the public sphere, and as a “test-case” especially for Habermas's theories of the political public sphere. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Eighteenth Century University of Pennsylvania Press

News Craze: Public Sphere and the Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Depiction of Newspaper Culture

The Eighteenth Century , Volume 56 (1) – Mar 12, 2015

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Abstract: This article examines the depiction of “newspaper culture” -- i.e, the increasing obsession with news and newspapers and current events — in the eighteenth-century London theater, through the prevalence of “Quidnunc” (or news-obsessed) characters of both genders and all social classes. It places this phenomenon in the context of current theories of publics and the public sphere, and as a “test-case” especially for Habermas's theories of the political public sphere.

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The Eighteenth CenturyUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Mar 12, 2015

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