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dc.contributor.authorMustoe, Calais
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-15T21:28:56Z
dc.date.available2021-05-15T21:28:56Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-16
dc.identifier.citationMustoe, Calais Nicole. (2021, May 16). When Death is the Maiden: Art, Literature, and the English Female Ghost, 1860 to 1911. Retrieved from:en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalrepository.wheatoncollege.edu/handle/11040/31687
dc.description86 leaves : illustrations.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 79-86).
dc.description.abstractThis honors thesis analyzes the relationship between the literary female ghost and art culture from 1860 to 1911. I expand on previous research regarding the feminist potential of ghosts, as well as research on how visual and artistic representations of dead women in the nineteenth century reflected the period’s male fantasies and constituted an assertion of male domination in the face of women’s socio-political gains in England. By exploring three distinct ghost stories, each containing female ghosts that correspond to specific art movements, I argue that the female ghost evoked patriarchal artistic tropes concerning dead women. They also ultimately challenged the aestheticization and fetishization of inert female forms so as to question or critique broader cultural constructions of women during the long nineteenth century.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsChapter One: “The Cold Embrace” and Female Suicide by Drowning -- Chapter Two: “Amour Dure” and the Aesthetic Femme Fatale -- Chapter Three: “Rose Rose,” Commodification, and Consumerism
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWheaton College. (Norton, Mass.)en_US
dc.subjectUndergraduate research.
dc.subjectUndergraduate thesis.
dc.subject.lcshGhost stories, English -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
dc.subject.lcshSpiritualism -- 19th century -- History.
dc.subject.lcshGhosts in popular culture.
dc.subject.lcshWomen in popular culture.
dc.subject.lcshGhosts in literature.
dc.subject.lcshGhost plays.
dc.titleWhen Death is the Maiden: Art, Literature, and the English Female Ghost, 1860 to 1911.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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