Member Profile

Name:
Kathleen Beal
Institution:
University of Hull
Academic Status:
Student
Main Discipline:
Literary Studies
Additional Disciplines:
Art History
Cultural Studies
History
Other Scholarly Societies:
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
Research Interests:
The depiction of women who transgress the cultural and social norms - especially as shown in popular Victorian fiction. I am interested in the works of George Moore, Thomas Hardy, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Bernard Shaw et. al who wrote about 'fallen' women and their children.
The paintings of artists such as the Rossetti, Holman Hunt, etc
The popular songs of the Music Halls that dealt with women.
Religion and patriarchy
Workhouses
Baby- farming.