Representing Female Artistic Labour, 1848-1890: Refining Work for the Middle-class Woman

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Business & Economics - 219 pages
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Patricia Zakreski's interdisciplinary study draws on fiction, prose, painting, and the periodical press to expand and redefine our understanding of women's relationship to paid work during the Victorian period. Looking specifically at sewing, art, writing, and acting, Zakreski shows how representations of creative women, by authors such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Dinah Craik, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and Charlotte Yonge, participated in and shaped new forms of mainstream culture.
 

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Contents

Needlework and Creativity in Representations of the Seamstress
19
The Woman Artist and
61
The Difference is Great in Being Known to Write and Setting
97
Work and the Female Performer
139
Conclusion
185
Index
213
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Patricia Zakreski teaches English Literature at the University of Exeter, UK.

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