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    Better together: the Paters and ink work

    Brake, Laurel (2017) Better together: the Paters and ink work. Life Writing 14 (2), pp. 257-265. ISSN 1448-4528.

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    This is a paper about the intertwined lives of two Victorian siblings, Clara and Walter Pater (1841–1910 and 1839–1894 respectively). It highlights their gendered acquisition of higher education between 1859 and 1879 that resulted in their parallel employment at Oxford as tutors of classics, he at Brasenose College and she at Somerville. It also examines the problems of writing women’s history and about women’s lives; how do women enter history? The paper is framed within an account of its author’s decision to move from a single author biography of a well-known male author, to a collective biography of siblings.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Collective biography, gender, Victorian higher education, Victorian siblings
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 12:14
    Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 12:14


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