Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England: My Lady Scandalous Reconsidered
Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England shows the effect of celebrity and scandal on four prominent Victorian women: Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Dilke, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, and Sarah Grand. Colleen Denney explores how these women used their portraits as tools of persuasion, performing a domestic masquerade to secure privacy and acceptance, or sites of resistance, tearing down male constructions of female propriety and fighting Victorian stereotypes of intellectual women.
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Victorian Scandals and Visual Tools of Persuasion
Millicent Garrett Fawcetts Embodiment
Sarah Grand and the Scandal of the New Woman Novelist
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