Gender, Art and Death

Overview

In this book, Janet Todd, one of the leading authorities on seventeenth- and eighteenth century women writers, discusses gender issues from the Restoration to Romanticism investigating women authors and the fascination with culturally privileged art and with heroic death.

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Overview

In this book, Janet Todd, one of the leading authorities on seventeenth- and eighteenth century women writers, discusses gender issues from the Restoration to Romanticism investigating women authors and the fascination with culturally privileged art and with heroic death.

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'These authoritative essays give their once marginalized subjects asense of stature, not just as women writers, but as authors wellintegrated into the common pantheon.' Times LiterarySupplement

'This is a lucid and highly readable collection of essays...interesting and informative... offering instructive insights intochanging constructions of gender and identity.' Modern LanguageReview

'... An intriguing liberal intellectual argument...' MorningStar

'Janet Todd's Gender, Art and Death is a refreshinglyaccessible book from a writer who is, as always, aware yetsuspicious of shifts in theoretical fashion. ... excellent book....Anyone interested in feminism, historicisim or literary historywould be well advised to savour the entire work for themselves.'British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745610559
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/29/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Todd is the author of several previous books including Feminist Literary History (Polity, 1988).

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Memory and Women's Studies.

2. Aphra Behn: The 'Lewd Widow' and her 'Masculine Part'.

3. Spectacular Deaths: History and Story in Aphra Behn'sLove-letters, Oroonoko and The Widow Ranter.

4. Pamela: or the Bliss of Servitude.

5. Marketing the Self: Mary Carleton, Miss F and SusannahGunning.

6. A Martyr to her Exigencies: Mary Ann Radcliffe.

7. Mary Wollstonecraft and the Rights of Death.

8. Thoughts on the death of Fanny Wollstonecraft.

9. Jane Austen, Politics and Sensibility.

10. Who's Afraid of Jane Austen?

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