British Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century Authorship, Politics and History

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Pub. Date: 2005-11-29
Publisher(s): Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

British Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century highlights the ways in which women writers were key to the creation of the worlds of politics and letters in the period, reading the possibilities and limits of their engagement in those worlds as more complex and nuanced than earlier paradigms would suggest.

Author Biography

Cora Kaplan is Professor of English at the University of Southampton. Jennie Batchelor is Lecturer in English at the University of Kent.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii
Acknowledgements viii
Notes on the Contributors ix
Introduction 1(16)
Jennie Batchelor
Cora Kaplan
Part I Authorship and Print Culture
17(88)
Woman's Work: Labour, Gender and Authorship in the Novels of Sarah Scott
19(15)
Jennie Batchelor
Anna Seward: Swan, Duckling or Goose?
34(14)
Norma Clarke
Spectral Texts in Mansfield Park
48(14)
Katie Halsey
Romantic Patronage: Mary Robinson and Coleridge Revisited
62(14)
Judith Hawley
Ivory Miniatures and the Art of Jane Austen
76(12)
Janet Todd
Mansfield Park -- What did Jane Austen Really Write? The Texts of 1814 and 1816
88(17)
Brian Southam
Part II History and Politics
105(82)
`Thou monarch of my Panting Soul': Hobbesian Obligation and the Durability of Romance in Aphra Behn's Love-Letters
107(14)
Helen Thompson
British Women Write the East after 1750: Revisiting a `Feminine' Orient
121(19)
Felicity A. Nussbaum
`Tied To Their Species By The Strongest Of All Relations': Mary Wollstonecraft and the Rewriting of Race as Sensibility
140(18)
Moi Rickman
Hannah More and Conservative Feminism
158(13)
Harriet Guest
Chawton House: Gathering Old Books for a New Library
171(16)
Isobel Grundy
Index 187

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