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)
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 clichés. 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