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dc.contributor.advisor Bell, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Halbert, Christine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-20T19:13:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-20T19:13:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3804
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>This paper examines the social question: is 19th century women's identity socially determined or do 19th century women have the liberty to forge their own identities as they see fit? In order to answer this question, this paper treats Henry James as ethnographer and "Daisy Miller" and <underline>The Portrait of a Lady</underline> as ethnographies of American women in Victorian Europe. The primary focus of this paper is Isabel Archer and how she is constructed from Henry James's Daisy Miller and George Eliot's Gwendolen Harleth, in order to demonstrate that while 19th century women were victimized by the tyranny of Victorian patriarchy, 19th century women were also capable of resisting and subverting normative Victorian social expectations for women.</p> en_US
dc.subject British & Irish Literature en_US
dc.subject American Literature en_US
dc.subject Cultural Anthropology en_US
dc.subject Daisy Miller en_US
dc.subject Ethnographer en_US
dc.subject Gwendolen Harleth en_US
dc.subject Henry James en_US
dc.subject Isabel Archer en_US
dc.subject The Portrait of a Lady en_US
dc.title Henry James: Ethnographer of American Women in Victorian Patriarchy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.department Humanities en_US

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