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Yellow Nineties 2.0

Yellow Nineties 2.0 uses digital tools to advance knowledge of eight late-Victorian little magazines and the people who contributed to their production between 1889 and 1905. Each digital edition is accompanied by an editorial overview of the magazine as a whole and includes a critical introduction to every volume in its print run.

The site includes two biographical tools, one discursive and the other data-driven. Essays on the life and work of a select group of magazine contributors are available in Y90s Biographies. Biographical data for all magazine contributors are available in the Y90s Personography.

Yellow Nineties 2.0 and LINCS

Yellow Nineties 2.0 has converted its Personography data for ingestion into the LINCS triplestore. The Personography is a searchable biographical database of the persons and publishers who contributed to eight late-Victorian little magazines remediated on the site:

The Personography enables users to query and analyze the careers, relationships, and networks of the people who contributed to these avant-garde, counter-cultural magazines of art and literature. Contributors include artists, authors, booksellers, editors, engravers, printers, publishers, and reviewers from across Great Britain, Europe, and North America.

For more information, see Yellow Nineties 2.0’s Personography.

  • Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen. “The Little Magazine and/in Media History.” Cambridge Companion to Literature in Transition: The 1890s, edited by Kristin Mahoney and Dustin Friedman, Cambridge University Press, 2023, pp. 305-327.
  • Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen. “The Cosmopolitan Evergreen and the Global Digital.” Special Issue on Scottish Cosmopolitanism at the Fin de Siècle, edited by Matthew Creasy and Michael Shaw, Studies in Scottish Literature, vol. 48, no. 1, 2022, pp. 93-107.

Project Leads

  • Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Principle Investigator
  • Alison F. Hedley, Research Associate
  • Marion Tempest Grant, Research Assistant
  • M. J. Suhonos, Librarian
  • Reg Beatty, Project Manager

For more information, see Yellow Nineties 2.0’s About.


Yellow Nineties 2.0 is currently funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant and the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Scholarship (Linda H. Peterson Fellowship). For more information, see Yellow Nineties 2.0’s About.

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