Arthur Sidgwick's Greek Prose Composition: Gender, Affect, and Sociability in the Late-Victorian University

  title={Arthur Sidgwick's Greek Prose Composition: Gender, Affect, and Sociability in the Late-Victorian University},
  author={Emily Rutherford},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={91 - 116}
Abstract The diaries and other papers of the Oxford classics teacher Arthur Sidgwick (1840–1920) show how men like Sidgwick used ancient Greek to demarcate the boundaries of an elite male social, emotional, and educational sphere, and how that sphere became more porous at the turn of the twentieth century through processes such as university coeducation. Progressive dons like Sidgwick stood by women's equality in principle but were troubled by the potential loss of an exceptional environment of… Expand
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