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Abstract for 2008 Honors Colloquium

Kelsey Green


"Citoyennes Without Citizenship: Representations of Women During the French Revolution"

My thesis discusses representations of women in popular media in the French Revolution. I am analyzing posters, ceramics, literature, Lesueur's gouaches, and engravings in comparison to actual perceptions and activity of real women of the era. I focus on the overarching issues of divorce, allegorical representations, actual female political activity, and counter-revolutionary activity in terms of the aforementioned media.