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Kanwit, John Paul M., 1972–
Victorian art criticism and the woman writer / John Paul M. Kanwit.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2013.
Physical Description:
xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Reference Library
N7485.G7 K36 2013 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-172) and index.
Subject Terms:
Art criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women art critics -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.

  • Encouraging visual literacy : early-Victorian state sponsorship of the arts and the growing need for expert art commentary
  • "Mere outward appearances"? Teaching household taste and social perception in Elizabeth Gaskell's North and south and contemporary art commentary
  • "My name is the right one" : Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake and the story of professional art criticism
  • "I have often wished in vain for another's judgment" : modeling ideal aesthetic commentary in Anne Brontë's The tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • A new kind of elitism? Art criticism and mid-Victorian exhibitions
  • Interpreting Cleopatra : aesthetic guidance in Charlotte Brontë's Villette and George Eliot's Middlemarch
  • Sensational sentiments : impressionism and the protection of difficulty in late-Victorian art criticism
  • Conclusion : "An astonishingly tasteless idea"? Artistic value after September 11.