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dc.contributor.authorGowrley, Freya
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-09T13:56:52Z
dc.date.available2020-01-09T13:56:52Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-16
dc.identifier.citationGowrley, F. (2018). 'Craft(ing) narratives: Specimens, souvenirs, and “morsels” in A la Ronde’s specimen table'. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 31(1), pp. 77-97. DOI: 10.3138/ecf.31.1.77en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3138/ecf.31.1.77
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624374
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the relationship between souvenir acquisition and the construction of narrative in the interior decoration of A la Ronde in Devon, home to cousins Jane and Mary Parminter. During their 1796–1811 period of homosocial cohabitation, the Parminters ornamented the property with handcrafted objects and spaces, often fabricated from souvenirs, found objects, and pieces from their family collection. While the secondary literature on A la Ronde emphasizes the appropriateness of so-called feminine crafts such as shell-work and paperwork for the decoration of a female space, this article reveals how the cousins used material objects to create complex domestic, familial, and touristic narratives. Focusing on a specimen table made around 1790, the article situates its production in relation to the histories of the Parminter family, their residence in Devon, and their extensive Continental tour. Utilizing frameworks from period travel writing, it demonstrates how the collection and creation of such objects was indivisible from the construction of narrative.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEdinburgh College of Art Research Studentship, The University of Edinburgh.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Toronto Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.utpjournals.press/doi/pdf/10.3138/ecf.31.1.77en_US
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjecteighteenth century; A la Ronde; shellwork; specimen tables; art history; British historyen_US
dc.subjecteighteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectA la Rondeen_US
dc.subjectshellworken_US
dc.subjectspecimen tablesen_US
dc.subjectart historyen_US
dc.subjectBritish historyen_US
dc.titleCraft(ing) narratives: Specimens, souvenirs, and “morsels” in A la Ronde’s specimen tableen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn19110243
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Edinburghen_US
dc.identifier.journalEighteenth-Century Fictionen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-11-17
refterms.dateFOA2020-01-09T13:56:53Z
dc.author.detail786863en_US


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