Jocasta and the Rebirth of Matriarchy: Embodied Spectatorship in Margaret Oliphant’s “The Portrait”

Aug. 1, 2010

[1] Although a prolific professional writer and perennial breadwinner for a large household, Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) has not been easily claimed as a proto-feminist. Her tremendous industry and independence stand in contrast to the conservative critiques she sometimes published in her frequent contributions to Blackwood’s Magazine, such as “The Anti-Marriage... Read more »