The purpose of these pages is to see what we can reveal about The Freewoman, The New Freewoman, and The Egoist with the help of a range of visualization tools and quantitative analysis. These three journals are unique among the MJP’s collection inasmuch as they were all published and edited by the same woman, Dora Marsden, between 1911 and 1919; we might thus view them as three journals in one. But the journals also underwent dramatic changes during this period, not just in name but in content, outlook, contributor networks, and genres published: while The Freewoman began as a radically feminist magazine with an interest in suffrage and anarchism, The Egoist wound up as a literary magazine at the forefront of British modernism. By accessing the data from the MJP’s metadata files and text transcripts for these journals, we hope to provide a whole new way to study their make-up and evolution over time.
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