Luncheon Club: Painting the Fallen Woman – Dickens and the Pre-Raphaelites, with Dr. Allan Phillipson

Date(s) - 15th Sep 2015

St Matthew's Church


The Outcast Richard Redgrave
The Outcast Richard Redgrave

After David Copperfield (1850), there was an outpouring of art and articles about fallen women. Around the same time Dickens set up a home for fallen women with the help of the great Victorian philanthropist, Angela Burdett- Coutts. What prompted this surge of interest and what forms did it take? This talk will focus on the work of Dickens and his illustrators as well as artists such as John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and D.G. Rossetti.

Dr. Allan Phillipson has published articles on Victorian Social History, New Zealand literature and film, detective fiction, ecocriticism and tourism. He currently teaches cultural studies throughout the South West, both independently and for the WEA. From 2004 -2010 he ran a Great Houses, Great Literature course in conjunction with the NT in Devon. In 2007 he began an ongoing summer school on American Literature and Film at The American Museum. He also gives occasional lectures, such as the address to the Bath Shakespeare Society in 2008 and 2010, and day schools on art and social history.

The Awakening Conscience Holman Hunt
The Awakening Conscience Holman Hunt

Buffet lunch from 12 noon.  Speaker 1.15 – 2.15 pm.  Cost £15; talk only £8.

Booking forms were sent out by post in May and should be returned with a cheque (payable to FCAGM) and a stamped SAE or email address to Jan Turner, Wold’s Edge, Station Road, Woodmancote, Cheltenham, Glos., GL52 9HN.

Please note that this event is for Friends only.  To join us, click here for an application form.