Ann Bermingham Reading - "Accomplished Women By Ann...

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“Accomplished Women” 29/01/2008 21:27:00 By Ann Bermingham Marketing yourself = marketing culture = commodifying as musical instruments  and art supplies The Beaufort sisters replaced “art” with elegant feminine poses The accomplishment is directly tied to this new construction of the domestic  space as a space of authetic (and virtuous) subjectivity (184) Instead of seeing somen as women with too much time on their hands to fill  the idle hours, it was a way to see women as women who performed through  artistic expression Jane Austen disapproved of the Miss Beauforts’ accomplishments as a way of  getting a man; rather, she said, they should be used as a form of expression of your  emotions 190 – men were aggressive, enterprising and rational; whereas women were  passive, nurturing, and intuitive
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