open.conted.ox.ac.uk (beta)

Open Educational Resources

Resources

Here you will find a list of all the resources on the site. Search for a specific resource using the ‘search by resource title’ box. Click on the resource name to go directly to the resource itself or the ‘view’ button in the Full details column to see full information on the resource.

Displaying 2781 - 2788 of 2788
Type Title Description People Full details
Document ‘Vagary wild and mental aberration styled’;1 liminality in the fantasmatic spaces of Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market (1862) and Richard Dadd’s The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke (1864), Alexandra Gushurst-Moore

Through a comparison of this painting and poem, I will examine how the motif of the public forum functions as a liminal space within the fantastic setting. Engaging with structuralist critics such as Tsvetan Todorov and Rosemary Jackson, I will...

view
Document ‘Venus and Adonis’ reworked: transformations of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in William Shakespeare’s ‘Venus and Adonis’ and J. M. W. Turner’s ‘Adonis Departing for the Chase’. Laura Bouttell

Transformation in Ovid’s Metamorphoses is paradoxical, a process of change that fixes in time a specific narrative moment. This work considers two works which adapt Ovid’s tale of Venus and Adonis. When revisioned by Shakespeare and Turner, Venus...

view
Document ‘We Must Do This Well If We Do It At All’: Reports On The First Women’s College, Girton, Cambridge, Susanna Cerasuolo

This article examines two artefacts associated with the founding of the first women’s college, Girton College, Cambridge (1869). The first is a cartoon titled ‘St. Valentine’s Day Girton’ which ran in February 1876 in Punch. The second...

view
Document ‘What are we to expect from women?’: Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire and Female Canvassing during the 1784 Westminster Election, Emily Sargeant

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was one of the most celebrated political women of the eighteenth century. Her canvass for Charles Fox in the Westminster Election of 1784 was hugely successful, and yet led to condemnation in the popular press....

view
Document ‘Worthy of Eve before the Fall’: Representations of Palmyra in Eighteenth Century Britain, Elisabeth Grass

‘The Ruins of Palmyra’ (1753) was the first of a new genre of architectural publication which appeared in the mid-eighteenth century, applying empirical taxonomy to the buildings of the ancient world. It promulgated the architecture of Roman...

view
Document ‘Would the Scandal Vanish with My Life’: John of Gaunt in Two Tudor Afterlives, Jessica Fure

Two artefacts produced during the Tudor era, both depicting John of Gaunt, convey a surprisingly unified tone despite the difference in date and medium. The Beaufort Portrait shows Gaunt's dynastic ambitions and hints at the noble character...

view
Document “…they no power have, unlesse to dye”: Margaret Cavendish’s ‘Of the Shortnesse of Mans Life, and his foolish Ambition’ (1653) and Edward Collier’s Still Life with a Volume of Wither’s ‘Emblemes’ (1696), Hannah Yip

This article explores the vanity of human life as represented in a poem, ‘Of the Shortnesse of Mans Life, and his foolish Ambition’ (1653) by Margaret Cavendish, and a vanitas painting, Still Life with a Volume of Wither’s ‘Emblemes’ (1696) by...

view
Document “…they no power have, unlesse to dye”: Margaret Cavendish’s ‘Of the Shortnesse of Mans Life, and his foolish Ambition’ (1653) and Edward Collier’s Still Life with a Volume of Wither’s ‘Emblemes’ (1696), Hannah Yip

This article explores the vanity of human life as represented in a poem, ‘Of the Shortnesse of Mans Life, and his foolish Ambition’ (1653) by Margaret Cavendish, and a vanitas painting, Still Life with a Volume of Wither’s ‘Emblemes’ (1696) by...

view

Pages

Subscribe to Resources