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The Resource A wider range : travel writing by women in Victorian England, Maria H. Frawley

A wider range : travel writing by women in Victorian England, Maria H. Frawley

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A wider range : travel writing by women in Victorian England
Title
A wider range
Title remainder
travel writing by women in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Maria H. Frawley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Wider Range makes an exciting new addition to Victorian cultural studies by examining the multifarious forms of writing that emerged out of Victorian women's travels throughout the wider world. Looking closely at representative examples of Victorian women's published accounts of their travels, Frawley argues that many of these women conceived of foreign lands as sites in which to situate their bid for public authority and cultural credibility. While this travel writing reveals the imaginative investments that Victorians made in the wider world, it also exposes the extent to which women used these imaginative investments to professional advantage, finding in different places opportunities for personal and professional self-fashioning. After an introduction that surveys the field of women's travel writing and places it within current thinking about Victorian configurations of gender and genre, Maria H. Frawley studies the kinds of professional identities cultivated in this literature. Two chapters focus on the major bodies of women's travel writing, those written by tourist women and those written by women who constructed identities as adventuresses. These chapters include discussion of travel writing by such major figures as Mary Shelley, Isabella Bird Bishop, and Mary Kingsley as well as that of less-known travel writers such as Charlotte Eaton, Frances Elliot, Amelia Edwards, and Florence Dixie. She then assesses the work of more select groups of women, including Harriet Martineau, Anna Jameson, Lady Eastlake, and Frances Power Cobbe, who used their travel experiences to fashion professional identities as sociologists, ethnologists, historians, and art historians. "These women discovered that they could use their writing as a forum to rethink the doctrine of separate spheres," Frawley argues. Taken cumulatively, their work represents an unprecedented effort to cross psychological and institutional barriers perceived to be so central to Victorian culture. Despite - or perhaps because of - its noncanonical status, this literature challenges the stability of the "separate sphere" ideology that dominatcs thinking about Victorian women, their writing, and their culture. A Wider Range is certain to be of interest to anyone interested in Victorian literature, gender studies, and cultural studies
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Frawley, Maria H.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Travelers' writings, English
  • English prose literature
  • Women travelers
  • English prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • British
  • Travel writing
  • Travel in literature
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • Voyages and travels
  • British
  • Women
Label
A wider range : travel writing by women in Victorian England, Maria H. Frawley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Voyagers Out: Victorian Women Abroad -- 2. Into the Temple of Taste: Victorian Women in Italy -- 3. The Professionalization of Taste: Art Historians Abroad -- 4. Fair Amazons Abroad: The Social Construction of the Victorian Adventuress -- 5. Spots of Time: Victorian Women in the Middle East -- 6. Declarations of Independence: Victorian Women in America -- Conclusion: Victorian Women and the Spirit of Place
Control code
29521948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780838635445
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1614191
Label
A wider range : travel writing by women in Victorian England, Maria H. Frawley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Voyagers Out: Victorian Women Abroad -- 2. Into the Temple of Taste: Victorian Women in Italy -- 3. The Professionalization of Taste: Art Historians Abroad -- 4. Fair Amazons Abroad: The Social Construction of the Victorian Adventuress -- 5. Spots of Time: Victorian Women in the Middle East -- 6. Declarations of Independence: Victorian Women in America -- Conclusion: Victorian Women and the Spirit of Place
Control code
29521948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780838635445
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1614191

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