Moruzi, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, looks at Victorian girlhood through the lens of the competing discourses of six British middle-class girls' periodicals: The Monthly Packet, Girl of the Period Miscellany, Girls' Own Paper, Atalanta, Young Woman, and Girl's Realm. Moruzi looks at how the periodicals presented contrasting feminine ideals, often within the same publication, such as the religious girl, the educated girl, and the marrying girl, in the face of great political, social, and economic change during the period. The book includes b&w illustrations from periodicals. Annotation c2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Kristine Moruzi is a Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.