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Alex Round


‘I sit in thy shadow, but not alone’: Beyond the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood

My research examines the relationship between the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the emergence of female artists and writers associated with it. The Brotherhood’s controversial work centered on the sensually flamboyant female protagonist, often modelled by their wives, lovers, and sisters. My research also explores the professional and creative relationships made between them and assert that Marsh’s term ‘Sisterhood’ does not separate these women from the Brotherhood as the label still subordinates them as a subsidiary category. My research predominantly unearths women who have had no acknowledgment in academia, providing an innovative and comprehensive perspective on the stigmatisation that women experienced within the art and literary communities and the implications of gender and sexuality in wider Victorian culture.





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