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Schaffer, Talia

The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England Talia Schaffer

Most critics of aestheticism focus on the Yellow Book, the glossy Victorian journal with the shocking yellow cover that counted among its contributors Aubrey Beardsley and Max Beerbohm. But one of the best-known aesthetes, Oscar Wilde, launched his own magazine, the Woman's World. The audience for... More

Women and British Aestheticism

Talia Schaffer, ed. Kathy Alexis Psomiades, ed.

This collection of essays introduces new scholarship on the women novelists, poets, fiction writers, essayists, lifestyle experts, and critics who played a central and long-forgotten role in the history of aestheticism, the late nineteenth-century movement associated with "art for art's sake."... More