Female stereotypes in 19th-century British book illustration

  • Frauenstereotypen in der britischen Buchillustration des 19. Jahrhunderts

Karbach, Nora; Wenzel, Peter (Thesis advisor); Strasen, Sven-Knut (Thesis advisor)

Aachen (2017)
Dissertation / PhD Thesis

Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University, 2017


This dissertation is meant to offer an overview of the waysin which women are depicted in 19th-century British book illustration with a special focus on gender clich├ęs. A selection of illustrations as well as the corresponding text passages is examined in order to determine the influence of female stereotypes on book illustration. In addition, this thesis deals with the question if any other factors such as artistic abilities and style or the relationship between author and illustrator had an impact on the depiction of female characters.


  • Chair of English Literary Studies [793110]