The Fallen Women in 19th Century Art and Literature

Ref: C2228247

This course if for Norfolk and Suffolk residents only. The course will examine the portrayal of 'fallen women' in the work of 19th century British writers and artists, focussing, in particular, on common motifs and imagery. Beginning with the ideology of 'Separate Spheres' for men and women and the paradigm of the 'Angel in the House', we will look at the ways in which the art and literature of the period typically depicts the 'fallen woman' and what it tells us about the perceived role of women in a rapidly changing world.

Additional information about this course

This course is for Norfolk and Suffolk residents only

Course aim

The overall aim of the course will be to provide learners with the critical tools needed to enhance their appreciation of the art and literature concerning this topic and to make connections between the attitudes of artists and writers.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • make informed connections between works of art and literature based on cultural context
  • identify similarities in form and content across different media
  • demonstrate an understanding of the economic and social background that informs the concept of the 'fallen woman'

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

There are no particular requirements for this course. All study materials (texts and images) will; be provided during the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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The Fallen Women in 19th Century Art and Literature

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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