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    Women and the art of fiction

    Fraser, Hilary (2010) Women and the art of fiction. Yearbook of English Studies 40 (1/2), pp. 61-82. ISSN 0306-2473.

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    Women wrote about art in the nineteenth century in a variety of genres, ranging from the formal historical or technical treatise and professional art journalism, to travel writing, poetry, and fiction. Their fiction is often less ideologically circumscribed than their formal art histories: the visual arts constituted a language for writing about the social position of women, and about questions of gender and sexuality. This essay considers how women introduced the visual arts and artist figures into their fiction in critically distinctive ways, and can be said in this form to have contributed to nineteenth-century art discourse and debate.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Hilary Fraser
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 17:38
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:32


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