Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2001

264 Pages | 16 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719057205

Bookseller Code (06)


Women, Scholarship and Criticism

Gender and knowledge

Joan Bellamy, Anne Laurence, and Gill Perry

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Brings together the varied artistic, critical and cultural productions by women scholars, critics and artists between 1790-1900, many of whom are little known in the canonical histories of the period
  • Questions the concepts of 'scholarship', 'criticism' and 'artist' across the different disciplines
  • Women discussed include authors (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Sydney Morgan and Anna Jameson) actresses ( Elizabeth Siddons, Dorothy Jordan, and Mary Robinson) critics ( Margaret Oliphant and Mary Cowden Clarke) historians (Agnes Strickland, Lucy Aikin, Mary Anne Everett Green, Elizabeth Cooper and Lucy Toulmin Smith) as well as the writers and readers of Women's magazines, educationalists and translators
  • Makes a significant and original contribution to the development of gender studies by extending the frontiers of existing knowledge and research