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Frances Power Cobbe and Victorian Feminism

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About this book


This new book asks a key question- what did it mean to have a Victorian feminist write for an established newspaper or periodical? Using the example of Frances Power Cobbe, it focuses on Victorian feminism and its political workings, and urges us to reconsider what feminism looked like in the nineteenth-century.


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About the authors

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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"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