The representation of female sailors in the 18th century.

Johns, Pam (2015) The representation of female sailors in the 18th century. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The presentation of cross-dressing 'warrior women' in the 18th century throughout many different mediums including printed broadsides, popular balladry, theatre productions and visual media such as woodcuts, engravings and paintings, seemed to hold these women in high esteem. There was a certain acceptance of their cross-dressing in the context of their heroism and adventures; but it was a time of change in attitudes and society that changed the women were looked at and treated.
    This investigation will look at the visual pictures that were painted through the printed word and popular songs, and the recurring motifs that were present in their stories that spoke to the new thinking about women and men being opposing sexes rather than two sides of the same sex.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 15:26
    Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 15:26

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