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Gender, Art and Death
     

Gender, Art and Death

by Janet Todd
 

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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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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 a sense of stature, not just as women writers, but as authors well integrated into the common pantheon.' Times Literary Supplement

'This is a lucid and highly readable collection of essays... interesting and informative... offering instructive insights into changing constructions of gender and identity.' Modern Language Review

'... An intriguing liberal intellectual argument...' Morning Star

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745610559
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/29/1993
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.58(d)

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

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