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Women, Scholarship and Criticism: Gender and Knowledge, c.1790-1900

Laurence, Anne; Bellamy, Joan and Perry, Gillian eds. (2000). Women, Scholarship and Criticism: Gender and Knowledge, c.1790-1900. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2000 Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0-7190-5720-5, 978-0-7190-5720-5
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Arts > Art History
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Item ID: 22883
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 14:58
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 21:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22883
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