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Frances Power Cobbe and Victorian Feminism by Susan Hamilton

Frances Power Cobbe and Victorian Feminism

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Frances Power Cobbe and Victorian Feminism by Susan Hamilton

Drawing on the history of English feminism and the study of Victorian periodical and newspaper presses, this important and timely new book asks a key question that neither history nor literary studies has yet addressed: what did it mean to have a Victorian feminist write for an established newspaper or periodical? Using the example of Frances Power Cobbe (one of a handful of women to make a steady living for the mid-nineteenth century established press), Susan Hamilton opens up our understanding of Victorian feminism and its political workings, and urges us to reconsider what feminism looked like in the nineteenth-century.


Hamilton's is a highly readable, focused monograph that illuminats the history and metahistory of feminism, the active presence (rather than lurking marginality) of feminist discourse in the mainstream press, and Cobbe's verve, skill, and power as a writer. - Linda K. Hughes, Texas Christian University

About the Author

SUSAN HAMILTON is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her work has appeared in such journals as Victorian Studies, Women's History Review, Topia and Nineteenth Century Prose. She is editor of Animal Welfare and Anti-Vivisection (Routledge) and Criminals, Idiots, Women and Minors (Broadview).

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Publication date

4th April 2006


Susan Hamilton

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Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA


213 pages


Reportage & collected journalism
Feminism & feminist theory

Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900



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