Ruskin's Mythic Queen: Gender Subversion in Victorian Culture

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John Ruskin's prominence as the author of Of Queen's Gardens, his principal statement of Victorian gender opposition, makes him an ideal example for analyzing the power of mythic discourse to undermine gender division. Here, Ruskin creates a vision of feminine authority that draws simultaneously upon several sources (including the goddess Athena and Queen Victoria herself) to empower women in a worldwide arena redefined as a broader version of their domestic realm. In Ruskin's effort to promote women's expanded sphere of ...

Ruskin's Mythic Queen: Gender Subversion in Victorian Culture 1999, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821412350

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