The following statement is my thesis for my HIST 298 research project regarding the separate spheres debate in Victorian Britain. “Separate spheres should be examined not as a polarity, but rather, a spectrum by which different groups of women from the era fell. Where the notion succeeds in providing a starting point for understanding one… Read More Separate Spheres Project: Thesis
Woman’s Mission: A Series of Early Victorian Paintings George Elgar Hick’s triptych represents the so-called three stages in a woman’s life that served to reinforce one set of Victorian stereotypes regarding woman as members of the fairer and subservient sex. Within each painting, the woman is… Read More “Woman’s Mission” A Triptych by George Elgar Hicks
Listed below are three important secondary works on my HIST 298 project pertaining to Victorian Domestic Ideology.
“I remember walking home on a beautiful summer’s evening, with one of these lovely and impetuous creatures, who was then just entering upon all the rights and privileges of a belle, and, to my great surprise, observing that she trod indiscriminately upon all the creeping things which the damp and the dew had tempted forth… Read More Sarah Stickney Ellis on Consideration – The Women of England
The primary source that I have selected for my HIST 298 research project regarding the role of women and the Cult of Domesticity in 19th-Century Britain is entitled The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits by Quaker-turned-Congregationalist Englishwoman Sarah Stickney Ellis. Sarah Stickney Ellis was born in England in 1812. The Women… Read More “The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits” Transcription
Note: This post has been updated on Friday, February 2nd from its original content on Friday, January 19. The Spring 2018 semester has begun, which means that I am now enrolled in History 298: Practicum. In this course, we will be working with both primary and secondary sources in a research project aimed at equipping… Read More Update Regarding The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England