Rebellious Hearts: British Women Writers and the French Revolution

Rebellious Hearts: British Women Writers and the French Revolution

by Adriana Craciun
     
 

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ISBN-10: 079144970X

ISBN-13: 9780791449707

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Examines the full spectrum of women's participation in the social, economic, religious, and poetic debates surrounding the French Revolution.

This pathbreaking collection engages in the important new work of rediscovering the hundreds of British women writing during the Romantic period, women who we now realize were central, not marginal, to the poetics and

Overview

Examines the full spectrum of women's participation in the social, economic, religious, and poetic debates surrounding the French Revolution.

This pathbreaking collection engages in the important new work of rediscovering the hundreds of British women writing during the Romantic period, women who we now realize were central, not marginal, to the poetics and ideologies of Romanticism. Yet no previous volume has focused on British women’s responses to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, or on their participation in the social, economic, religious, and poetic debates surrounding these political conflicts. As the first book to represent the full spectrum of women’s participation in the Revolutionary debates, Rebellious Hearts uncovers a rich new field of literary and historical scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791449707
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
409
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction

British Women Writers and the French Revolution, 1789–1815
Adriana Craciun and Kari E. Lokke

Revolution and Nationalism

Blurring the Borders of Nation and Gender: Mary Wollstonecraft's Character (R)evolution
Jan Wellington

Challenging Englishness: Frances Burney's The Wanderer
Maria Jerinic

“The Mild Dominion of the Moon”: Charlotte Smith and the Politics of Transcendence
Kari E. Lokke

Revolution and Religion

The Anxiety of (Feminine) Influence: Hannah More and Counter-Revolution
Angela Keane

The French, the “Long-wished-for Revolution,” and the Just War in Joanna Southcott
Kevin Binfield

Napoleon, Nationalism, and the Politics of Religion in Mariana Starke's Letters from Italy
Jeanne Moskal

Revolutionary Subjects

The New Cordays: Helen Craik and British Representations of Charlotte Corday, 1793–1800
Adriana Craciun

Mary Hays's “Female Philosopher”: Constructing Revolutionary Subjects
Miriam L. Wallace

Indirect Dissent: “Landscaping” Moral Agency in Amelia Alderson Opie's Poems of the 1790s
Ann Frank Wake

Revolutionary Representation

Elizabeth Inchbald, Joanna Baillie, and Revolutionary Representation in the “Romantic” Period
Terence Allan Hoagwood

Benevolent Historian: Helen Maria Williams and Her British Readers
Deborah Kennedy

The Politics of Truth and Deception: Charlotte Smith and the French Revolution
Judith Davis Miller

Afterword
Madelyn Gutwirth

Contributors

Index

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