Marmoreal sisterhoods: classical statuary in nineteenth-century women’s writing

Patricia Elizabeth Pulham

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This article aims to examines the ways in which nineteenth-century British, Irish and American women writers appropriated and employed classical statuary, and particularly the Pygmalion myth, as a liberatory strategy that allowed them to sculpt their own identities and participate in debates that were both personal and political.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
Journal19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2016


  • American literature
  • women's poetry
  • Victorian
  • Galatea
  • Pygmalion


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