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Adventurous Women: From Moll Flanders to Ariana Grande

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Jessica Cook (Department of English)

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Adventurous Women: From Moll Flanders to Ariana Grande studies the relationship between eighteenth century women like Moll Flanders to contemporary teen idols like Ariana Grande and highlights how their expressions through art not only correlate but also continues to inspire empowerment of womanhood. The focal question to this creative research is: What makes an adventurous woman? This study of adventurous women of the eighteenth century analyzes feminist works such as Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, Evelina by Francis Burney, Fantomina by Eliza Haywood, The History of the Nun by Aphra Behn, and The Italian by Ann Radcliffe and connects them to modern-day pop culture in order to distinguish how the representation of feminine power has changed throughout the centuries. The conclusion was this: it has only changed in terms of medium. This creative project also includes intertextual portraits to depict eighteenth century women as if they were Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” album cover with their respective adventurous quote.

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Adventurous Women: From Moll Flanders to Ariana Grande

Adventurous Women: From Moll Flanders to Ariana Grande studies the relationship between eighteenth century women like Moll Flanders to contemporary teen idols like Ariana Grande and highlights how their expressions through art not only correlate but also continues to inspire empowerment of womanhood. The focal question to this creative research is: What makes an adventurous woman? This study of adventurous women of the eighteenth century analyzes feminist works such as Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, Evelina by Francis Burney, Fantomina by Eliza Haywood, The History of the Nun by Aphra Behn, and The Italian by Ann Radcliffe and connects them to modern-day pop culture in order to distinguish how the representation of feminine power has changed throughout the centuries. The conclusion was this: it has only changed in terms of medium. This creative project also includes intertextual portraits to depict eighteenth century women as if they were Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” album cover with their respective adventurous quote.