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The Postfeminist Tart: Neo-Victorian Villainy and Sex Work in Ripper Street

  This chapter examines the trajectory of Rose, the recurring victim-heroine of Ripper Street and the villains that define her. Ripper Street appears initially as an example of 'watching for defilement' but gradually reveals its willingness to offer up increasingly revisionist neo-Victorian masculinities and femininities. The categories of victim-heroine and victim-villain are increasingly important in terms of thinking about how Ripper Street tackles the image of the neo-Victorian woman.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    01 June 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    PN0080 Criticism

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism

Citation

Artt, S. (2017). The Postfeminist Tart: Neo-Victorian Villainy and Sex Work in Ripper Street. In B. Poore (Ed.), Neo-Victorian Villains: adaptations and transformations in popular cultureLeiden; Boston;: Brill Academic Publishers

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Keywords

Neo-Victorian Gothic, Ripper Street, sex work, masculinities, tv studies, victim-heroine, victim-villain, pornography, representation, women,

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