Gender, Biography, and the Public Sphere

Kay Ferres

in Mapping Lives

Published by British Academy

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263181
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734595 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

Gender, Biography, and the Public Sphere

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This chapter discusses some of the ways biography – including biographers, the reading and uses of biography, and the practices that represent gender – has treated the problem of women's appearances in public life. The author focuses the discussion on questions of reputation and influence.

Keywords: women's appearances; public life; reputation and influence; biography; representing gender; uses of biography

Chapter.  7397 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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