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Vulgar, violent, visible and difficult – a fantastic cast of eighteenth-century women were the subject of this two-day conference and ongoing exhibition at the University of York, with contemporary works on display by Jane Wildgoose and other artists, and eighteenth-century costumes by Lindsay Holmes.
For more details see the Difficult Women blog, and the collected tweets from Day One and Day Two. And Margaret Perry discusses Hollywood celebrity and its heritage of difficult femininity in an article here.