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Published December 2014 | Published
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Victorian Art Criticism and the Woman Writer [Book Review]

Gilmore, Dehn

Abstract

John Paul M. Kanwit sets out to shed new light on ''the development of specialized art commentary in a period when art education became a national concern in Britain'' (p. 1), by training his eye on a series of female critics and novelists and interrogating their intersections with a body of ongoing conversations about art and design. Beginning with a contention that existing scholarship ''has often been restricted to a narrow collection of writers on art'' (p. 1), Kanwit wants to enlarge the circle of who we think of when we think of Victorian writers on art.

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© 2014 University of California Press. Book review of: John Paul M. Kanwit, Victorian Art Criticism and the Woman Writer. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2013. Pp. xii + 180.

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