Portraits to the Wall: Historic Lesbian Lives Unveiled

Portraits to the Wall: Historic Lesbian Lives Unveiled

by Rose Collis

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Portraits to the Wall: Historic Lesbian Lives Unveiled by Rose Collis

Focusing on British and European women, this is an accessible study of lesbian history since the 17th century. Each chapter documents and examines a woman's life and work, or the nature of a particular partnership. Some of the women featured are famous, such as Greta Garbo, Ethel Smyth, Eve Balfour and Queen Anne, while others have been forgotten or undocumented. Collis's study raises many profound and seminal issues including the visibility of lesbians in different social contexts, the influence of social status and background on their ability to be open about their sexuality, the importance of sexuality to contemporary women, and the existence and creation of role models.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474287067
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/06/2016
Series: Gender Studies: Bloomsbury Academic Collections Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Rose Collis is a critically-acclaimed writer, performer and alternative historian.

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