‘”Coquetting amid incredible landscapes”: Women on the river and the railway’ 1862-1922.

Oulton, C. (2016) ‘”Coquetting amid incredible landscapes”: Women on the river and the railway’ 1862-1922. BRANCH. (In Press)

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Abstract

The opening of the first direct railway line from London to the Kent coast in 1862 challenged traditional dichotomies between town and country, and contributed to a growing nostalgia associated with the river. Fin de siècle writers used the apparent opposition between rail and river, city and country, to ask new questions about the place of women in a rapidly changing world; the transition to a new century further strained the traditional dichotomy between feminised pastoral and masculinised industrial, a tension reflected in the problematic portrayal of rail and water in the work of E. Nesbit.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English Literature > PR0111 Women authors
P Language and Literature > PR English Literature > PR0161 By period
P Language and Literature > PR English Literature > PR3991 19th century (1770-1900)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities > International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICWW)
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Depositing User: Dr Carolyn Oulton
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 14:40
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 19:22
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14756

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