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VISUAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES &
VICTORIAN LEGAL EVIDENCE
PINTEREST & PUTTING MARY
ELIZABETH BRADDON’S
LADY AUDLEY ON TRIAL
Lisa Ha...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
• Explore how Lady Audley's Secret engages with Vict...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
https://www.pinterest.com/sclark1884/get-persuaded/
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
https://www.pinterest.com/haleymohler13/lady-audleys...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
https://www.pinterest.com/ctgmcfly/lady-audleys-secr...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
• The relationship between class, gender, sexuality,...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
Similarly, Harriet Taylor, in her article, “The Enfr...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
A family name was everything and if they had a good ...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
• How does seeing your pins together alter or inform...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
An idea I had after our trial was that Lady Audley w...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
it was enjoyable, it gave me a chance to reflect on ...
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
I loved doing this Pinterest project. It was difficu...
Lisa Hager
lisa.hager@uwc.edu || @lmhager
she, her, hers & they, them, theirs
http://bit.ly/bwwc2016digped
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Visual Bibliographies and Victorian Legal Evidence: Pinterest and Putting Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley on Trial

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Visual Bibliographies and Victorian Legal Evidence: Pinterest and Putting Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley on Trial

  1. 1. VISUAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES & VICTORIAN LEGAL EVIDENCE PINTEREST & PUTTING MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON’S LADY AUDLEY ON TRIAL Lisa Hager lisa.hager@uwc.edu || @lmhager || http://bit.ly/bwwc2016digped Pronouns: she, her, hers & they, them, theirs
  2. 2. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
  3. 3. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager • Explore how Lady Audley's Secret engages with Victorian ideas of the detective, law, and punishment • Examine the impact of Victorian gender politics on the genre of sensation fiction • Situate the power of the heterosexual family to co-opt challenges to its centrality in Victorian life • Consider how to make an argument through a combination of text and images • Reflect on the process of translating concepts expressed in written language into a visual medium PROJECT GOALS
  4. 4. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
  5. 5. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager
  6. 6. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager https://www.pinterest.com/sclark1884/get-persuaded/
  7. 7. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager https://www.pinterest.com/haleymohler13/lady-audleys-secret-trail-board/
  8. 8. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager https://www.pinterest.com/ctgmcfly/lady-audleys-secret/
  9. 9. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager • The relationship between class, gender, sexuality, medicine, transportation, technology, and media • How do these concepts shape Lady Audley's crime and Robert Audley's detection of it? • Are there ways in which Lady Audley's punishment both just and unjust (consider especially how she is constrained as a woman)? • How might the novel's ambivalent response (via Robert Audley and narrator) to the Lady Audley and her crime be related to how Victorian readers responded to the character of Lady Audley (see the relevant Appendix)? CONTENT QUESTIONS
  10. 10. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager Similarly, Harriet Taylor, in her article, “The Enfranchisement of Women,” clearly describes men’s view of women during the Victorian era, saying, “If we ask why the existence of one half of the [human] species is merely ancillary to that of the other...the answer must be that it is because men like it. It is agreeable to them that men should live for their own sake, women for the sake of men” (Taylor 618). George, in the same way that Taylor describes, completely lacks any thought of his wife being on equal terms with him, able to counsel him and decide with him what course of action their family should take, but instead, does what he likes, blindly believing that his wife will do whatever is most convenient for him. Braddon shows that women are just as human as men are, having their own thoughts, feelings, and failings. (EK) STUDENT ANALYSES
  11. 11. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager A family name was everything and if they had a good one, they were set for life. In today’s terms, that would be like if I was related to a famous celebrity, people would think more highly of me. (GW) Victorian women were deprived of worth and value, and they were forced to conform into society’s image of what an acceptable woman ought to be. Ironically enough while Lady Audley was out stealing people’s identities/ using other people’s names, it is almost as if all Victorian woman were getting wiped of their identities, and were being forced to be the same. (AR) STUDENT ANALYSES
  12. 12. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager • How does seeing your pins together alter or inform your understanding of the text? • Did certain parts of the novel become more or less important to you? Did you discover anything? • How did participating in our class trial alter or inform your understanding of the text? • Was there an idea or piece of evidence that you wanted to talk about in the trial but did not? • Is there a piece of evidence that you wanted to rebut but were unable to do so? • How did the participating in the trial and/or creating the board alter your conceptions of early nineteenth-century literature? PROCESS QUESTIONS
  13. 13. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager An idea I had after our trial was that Lady Audley would have faced a traditional, criminal punishment, if she didn’t have her marriage status. By having wealth it gives a power, a right or a privilege to hide from the law. Lady Audley got lucky, because of this upper class she married into. The insane asylum was a more appropriate option, rather than disgrace put upon your family. (HM) Before researching with my group about women’s rights and mental illness in the Victorian era, I believed Lady Audley deserved a worse punishment than she received. But after talking with my group about Lady Audley’s situation, my view was changed. I realized that her husband’s desertion was very unfair and hard to deal with, especially given her mental illness. (EK) STUDENT REFLECTIONS
  14. 14. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager it was enjoyable, it gave me a chance to reflect on the major themes within the novel and relate them to pop culture. The assignment also let me contemplate how themes like individualism vs. society, and progressivism vs. traditionalism is relevant in many different pieces of pop culture. It made me think about how pop culture like memes and music can allow for ideas to be shared in a more concise way (opposed to books) and how this new trend is aligned with the ever-increasing desire for instant gratification with each passing generation. (JD) STUDENT REFLECTIONS
  15. 15. lisa.hager@uwc.edu || she, her, hers & they, them, theirs || @lmhager I loved doing this Pinterest project. It was difficult at times but it helped me understand the book more in a different way. Lady Audley’s Secret was easier to understand than Persuasion, they had different writing styles but it was still a little difficult. That’s why I like to do the Pinterest project because I was able to break down the book and find the important parts and expand on them. Seeing the pins together let me focus on the main parts of the story because I couldn’t find a pin for everything that had happened in the story . . . The book is the denotative thing, and the making of the Pinterest board, making one think deeply about scenes in the book, is the connotative meaning. (GW) STUDENT REFLECTIONS
  16. 16. Lisa Hager lisa.hager@uwc.edu || @lmhager she, her, hers & they, them, theirs http://bit.ly/bwwc2016digped

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