Gender, Art and Death [NOOK Book]

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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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Gender, Art and 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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Editorial Reviews

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745668888
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • File size: 728 KB

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

Acknowledgements
Introduction: memory and women's studies 1
1 Aphra Behn: the 'lewd Widow' and her 'Masculine Part' 11
2 Spectacular deaths: history and story in Aphra Behn's Love Letters; Oroonoko and The Widow Ranter 32
3 Pamela: or the bliss of servitude 63
4 Marketing the self: Mary Carleton, Miss F and Susannah Gunning 81
5 'A martyr to her exigencies': Mary Ann Radcliffe 96
6 Mary Wollstonecraft and the rights of death 102
7 Thoughts on the death of Fanny Wollstonecraft 120
8 Jane Austen, politics and sensibility 136
9 Who's afraid of Jane Austen? 155
Index 177
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