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Women, Scholarship and Criticism C.1790-1900 : Gender and Knowledge - Joan Bellamy

Women, Scholarship and Criticism C.1790-1900

Gender and Knowledge

By: Susan Williams, Joan Bellamy (Editor), Anne Laurence (Editor), Gill Perry (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2001
ISBN: 9780719057205
Number Of Pages: 264

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This innovative volume explores a wide range of artistic, critical, and cultural productions by women scholars, critics, and artists between 1790 and 1900, many of whom are little known. The essays question the concepts of "scholarship," "criticism," and "artist" across different disciplines, focusing on the gendered associations and exclusions and on structures of sexual difference. Women discussed include Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Sydney Morgan, and Anna Jameson; actresses such as Elizabeth Siddons, Dorothy Jordan, and Mary Robinson; critics such as Margaret Oliphant and Mary Cowden Clarke; historians such as Agnes Strickland, Lucy Aikin, Mary Anne Everett Green, Elizabeth Cooper, and Lucy Toulmin Smith; the writers and readers of women's magazines; educationalists such as the Shirreff sisters, and translators such as Anna Swanwick, as well as many others.

List of illustrationsp. vii
List of contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction: gender and women's historyp. 1
Musing on muses: representing the actress as 'artist' in British art of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuriesp. 16
Distant prospects and smaller circles: questions of authority in Maria Edgeworth's Irish writingsp. 42
Scholarship and sensibility: Anna Jameson and Sydney Morgan in siren landp. 58
Mary Shelley as editor of the poems of Percy Shelleyp. 77
Women and education in nineteenth-century Englandp. 91
Mary Cowden Clarke's labours of lovep. 110
Women historians and documentary research: Lucy Aikin, Agnes Strickland, Mary Anne Everett Green, and Lucy Toulmin Smithp. 125
Margaret Oliphant, 'mightier than the mightiest of her sex'p. 143
Hints on Household Taste and The Art of Decoration: authors, their audiences and gender in interior designp. 159
Women, translation and empowermentp. 180
'I love my sex': two late Victorian pulpit womenp. 204
Postscriptp. 222
Bibliographyp. 223
Biographiesp. 233
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780719057205
ISBN-10: 0719057205
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st February 2001
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41