Ruskin's Mythic Queen: Gender Subversion in Victorian Culture (Hardback)Sharon Aronofsky Weltman (author)
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Ruskin's Mythic Queen demonstrates that Victorian authors and artists used myth to challenge their culture's rigid gender dichotomy. While Ruskin is usually seen as the most articulate advocate of nineteenth-century England's sharply differentiated gender roles, Sharon Weltman shows that his mythopoetic prose yields many tools to break down fixed categories of gender.
This exciting revision of Ruskin situates him within a tradition of nineteenth- and twentieth-century myth, metaphor, and gender theorists, arguing for his significance as an example of how mythic discourse disrupts gender dichotomy even among those writers who seek to establish it.
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 230 x 161 x 23 mm