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Suffragist Artists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image

Rose, Lucy Ella (2017) Suffragist Artists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474421454

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Abstract

This is the first book dedicated to examining the marital relationships of Mary and George Watts and Evelyn and William De Morgan as creative partnerships. The study demonstrates how they worked, individually and together, to support greater gender equality and female liberation in the nineteenth century. The author traces their relationship to early and more recent feminism, reclaiming them as influential early feminists and reading their works from twentieth-century theoretical perspectives. By focusing on neglected female figures in creative partnerships, the book challenges longstanding perceptions of them as the subordinate wives of famous Victorian artists and of their marriages as representatives of the traditional gender binary. This is also the first academic critical study of Mary Watts’s recently published diaries, Evelyn De Morgan’s unpublished writings and other previously unexplored archival material by the Wattses and the De Morgans.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Rose, Lucy Ellal.rose@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 31 December 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Edinburgh University Press
Uncontrolled Keywords : Gender politics; Art history; Feminism; Mary Watts; Evelyn De Morgan; Partnership
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 27 Jun 2017 11:02
Last Modified : 15 Mar 2018 08:50
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841491

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