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Women and British aestheticism

Author: Talia Schaffer; Kathy Alexis Psomiades
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays on the women novelists, poets, fiction writers, essayists and critics who played a central and long-forgotten role in the history of aestheticism. It demonstrates how aestheticism offered people a set of concepts and a vocabulary for addressing issues such as gender.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Talia Schaffer; Kathy Alexis Psomiades
ISBN: 081391891X 9780813918914 0813918928 9780813918921
OCLC Number: 41326774
Description: viii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Debating aestheticism from a feminist perspective / Margaret D. Stetz --
Connoisseurship and concealment in Sir Richard Calmady: Lucas Malet's strategic aestheticism / Talia Schaffer --
New women and "old" men: gendering degeneration / Lisa K. Hamilton --
Marie Corelli: aestheticism in suburbia / Annette R. Federico --
Whose body?: Christina Rosetti and aestheticist femininity / Kathy Alexis Psomiades --
Feminizing decadence: poems by Graham R. Tomson / --
Linda K. Hughes --
Decadent exoticism and the woman poet / Edward Marx --
The aesthetic in the natural: Gertrude Jekyll's garden writing / Barbara T. Gate --
Aestheticism's true colors: the politics of pigment in Victorian art, criticism, and fashion / Alison Victoria Matthews --
Countering a counterpoetics: Ada Leverson and Oscar Wilde / Margaret Debelius --
Engaging "delicate brains": from working-class enculturation to upper-class lesbian liberation in Vernon Lee and Kit Anstruther-Thomson's psychological aesthetics / Diana Maltz --
Netta Syren's aestheticization of everyday life: countering the counterdiscourse of aestheticism / Ann Ardis --
The forest beyond the frame: picturing women's desires in Vernon Lee and Virginia Woolf / Dennis Denisoff --
Productive bodies, pleasured bodies: on Victorian aesthetics / Regenia Gagnier.
Responsibility: edited by Talia Schaffer and Kathy Alexis Psomiades.

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