Explore India, Italy, the Sandwich Islands, Chile, and Brazil through the eyes of British travel writer, Maria Graham (1785-1842). Graham was not only a published author, but also a painter, an illustrator, a botanist, and an amateur (but astute) geologist.
Her distinctive and pioneering combination of personal observation, meticulous detail, and unapologetic mastery of domains usually dominated by men captured the public imagination. And her female gaze on the world also expanded her audience's ideas of travel, culture, and what a woman writer could achieve in an early Victorian world.
Note: Please wear a face covering. As circumstances change, this class may be moved to a virtual format and you will be notified by email or phone prior to the event if that occurs. About the Presenter
Dr. Patricia Frick is a Professor of English at Otterbein University whose specializations include Victorian British literatures and culture; Victorian women, gender, and identity; Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dr. Fricks recent scholarship has focused on Victorian places and spaces, particularly the use of markets and marketplaces in Dickens' depictions of Victorian London. Her essays have appeared in International Journal of Women's Studies, Philological Quarterly, and VIJ: Victorians Institute Journal.