Feminine Bravery: The Girl's Realm (1898–1915) and the Second Boer War

Moruzi, Kristine 2009, Feminine Bravery: The Girl's Realm (1898–1915) and the Second Boer War, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 241-254.

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Title Feminine Bravery: The Girl's Realm (1898–1915) and the Second Boer War
Author(s) Moruzi, KristineORCID iD for Moruzi, Kristine orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-975X
Journal name Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Volume number 34
Issue number 3
Start page 241
End page 254
Total pages 14
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Place of publication Baltimore, Md.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0885-0429
Summary With the advent of the Second Boer War in 1899, The Girl’s Realm incorporated heroism within its production of English femininity by presenting images of wartime girlhood where girls understood their roles and responsibilities as supporters of the war effort. Nonetheless, the representations of feminine bravery in the magazine are complex and somewhat ambiguous. Although the magazine encourages heroism in a variety of forms, its contributors betray a tendency to fall back onto traditional domestic models of bravery. Thus the Boer War was pivotal in depictions of girls’ bravery, yet it also limited that bravery.
Language eng
Field of Research 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061432

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