Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800 / Edition 1

Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800 / Edition 1

by Vivien Jones
     
 

This book, first published in 2000, is an authoritative volume of new essays on women's writing and reading in the eighteenth century.See more details below

Overview

This book, first published in 2000, is an authoritative volume of new essays on women's writing and reading in the eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521586801
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
1,032,641
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Vivien Jones; Part I. Constructing Women in the Eighteenth Century: Section I. Eighteenth-Century Femininities: 1. Writings on education and conduct: arguments for female improvement Kathryn Sutherland; 2. Eighteenth-century femininity: 'a supposed sexual character' Harriet Guest; 3. Women and race: 'a difference of complexion' Felicity A. Nussbaum; Section II. Women, Family, and the Law: 4. Women's status as legal and civic subjects: 'a worse condition than slavery itself?' Gillian Skinner; 5. Women in families: the great disturbance Ruth Perry; Section III. Women and Print: 6. Women and the business of print Paula McDowell; 7. Women readers: a case study Jan Fergus; Part II. Writing Women in the Eighteenth Century: 8. (Re)discovering women's texts Isobel Grundy; 9. Women and the rise of the novel: sexual prescripts Ros Ballaster; 10. Women poets of the eighteenth century Margaret Anne Doody; 11. Women and the theatre Angela J. Smallwood; 12. Women and popular culture: gender, cultural dynamics, and popular prints Dianne Dugaw; 13. Varieties of women's writing Clare Brant; Guide to further reading.

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