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The Resource Ophelia and Victorian visual culture : representing body politics in the nineteenth century, Kimberly Rhodes

Ophelia and Victorian visual culture : representing body politics in the nineteenth century, Kimberly Rhodes

Label
Ophelia and Victorian visual culture : representing body politics in the nineteenth century
Title
Ophelia and Victorian visual culture
Title remainder
representing body politics in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly Rhodes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Kimberly Rhodes's interdisciplinary book is the first to explore fully the complicated representational history of Shakespeare's Ophelia during the Victorian period. In nineteenth-century Britain, the shape, function and representation of women's bodies were typically regulated and interpreted by public and private institutions, while emblematic fictional female figures like Ophelia functioned as idealized templates of Victorian womanhood. Rhodes examines the widely disseminated representations of Ophelia, from works by visual artists and writers, to interpretations of her character in contemporary productions of Hamlet, revealing her as a nexus of the struggle for the female body's subjugation. By considering a broad range of materials, including works by Anna Lea Merritt, Elizabeth Siddal, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and John Everett Millais, and paying special attention to images women produced, Rhodes illuminates Ophelia as a figure whose importance crossed class and national boundaries. Her analysis yields fascinating insights into 'high' and mass culture and enables transnational comparisons that reveal the compelling associations among Ophelia, gender roles, body image and national identity."--Jacket
  • "Kimberly Rhodes's interdisciplinary book is the first to explore fully the complicated representational history of Shakespeare's Ophelia during the Victorian period. In nineteenth-century Britain, the shape, function and representation of women's bodies were typically regulated and interpreted by public and private institutions, while emblematic fictional female figures like Ophelia functioned as idealized templates of Victorian womanhood. Rhodes examines the widely disseminated representations of Ophelia, from works by visual artists and writers, to interpretations of her character in contemporary productions of Hamlet, revealing her as a nexus of the struggle for the female body's subjugation. By considering a broad range of materials, including works by Anna Lea Merritt, Elizabeth Siddal, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and John Everett Millais, and paying special attention to images women produced, Rhodes illuminates Ophelia as a figure whose importance crossed class and national boundaries. Her analysis yields fascinating insights into 'high' and mass culture and enables transnational comparisons that reveal the compelling associations among Ophelia, gender roles, body image and national identity."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhodes, Kimberly
Dewey number
  • 704.9/4982233
  • 700.451
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX652.O64
LC item number
R46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Ophelia
  • Arts, Modern
  • Body image
  • Gender identity
  • National characteristics
Label
Ophelia and Victorian visual culture : representing body politics in the nineteenth century, Kimberly Rhodes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-202) 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
Introduction -- "Pretty Ophelia": mid-century ideals in the parlor -- "Pretty Ophelia": mid-century ideals at the Royal Academy -- The Pre-Raphaelite crisis -- From life: Ophelia and photography -- Performance anxiety: pictorial and theatrical representations at the Fin-de-Siècle -- Appendix: paintings of Ophelia in the exhibitions of the Royal Academy, London 1791-1901
Control code
122424806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780754658764
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007013628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122424806
Label
Ophelia and Victorian visual culture : representing body politics in the nineteenth century, Kimberly Rhodes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-202) 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
Introduction -- "Pretty Ophelia": mid-century ideals in the parlor -- "Pretty Ophelia": mid-century ideals at the Royal Academy -- The Pre-Raphaelite crisis -- From life: Ophelia and photography -- Performance anxiety: pictorial and theatrical representations at the Fin-de-Siècle -- Appendix: paintings of Ophelia in the exhibitions of the Royal Academy, London 1791-1901
Control code
122424806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780754658764
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007013628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122424806

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