Dr. Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of Delaware, discusses memorable Victorian girls from fiction, including young Jane Eyre, Lewis Carroll's Alice, and Kate Greenaway's little girls in fancy dress. She will also discuss how in recent years makers of Neo-Victorian literature, film, art, and even fashion have been recreating and reshaping images of 19-century girlhood. #HRMScholars
This program complements the Museum's current exhibition, “The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour.” #HRMNeoVictorians examines the contemporary revival of interest in ornamental lushness and dedication to craft that once defined the style of the Victorian era, with works of art from more than 20 contemporary artists that conceal pointed social commentary beneath seductive surface techniques.
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