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O'Neill Publishes in Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies

Posted October 20, 2009
Tags English Women's Studies
Frontiers, A Journal of Women's Studies has published an essay by Professor of English Patricia O’Neill titled "Amelia Edwards's Travel Writing." The essay explores the role of travel in Edwards's career and, more generally, in Victorian women's intellectual life.

Amelia Edwards (1831-1892) was considered one of the most intelligent women in the world. Edwards had made a name for herself as a novelist before her journey up the Nile. But the ancient monuments and temples absorbed her energies thereafter. She was recognized internationally for her support for scientific excavation, preservation and study of ancient Egyptian writing and artifacts. She founded the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1882, the same year the British began their nearly 40 year occupation of Egypt. On her American tour, she was promoted by William Copley Winslow, a Hamilton graduate and Episcopalian minister in Boston.

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