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Temporality and statuesque women in George Eliot

Marshall, G. (2020) Temporality and statuesque women in George Eliot. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 29. ISSN 1755-1560

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To link to this item DOI: 10.16995/ntn.1937

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This article examines George Eliot’s use of references to sculpture and of the sculptural metaphor and argues that this art form is central to her articulation and development of realism in fiction. In assessing sculpture’s links to women, Eliot highlights its temporal as well as its spatial dimensions, and, in so doing, disputes Gotthold Lessing’s analysis of this art form.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:91949
Publisher:Birkbeck

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