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

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Overview

Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800 is unique in providing an authoritative, up-to-date overview of eighteenth-century women's writing and its contexts. The contributors are well-known feminist literary critics, cultural historians and historians of publishing. They discuss the construction of women, and women's writing across a wide range of genres, including essays on ideas of femininity, women and race, changing family structures, women and the law, and women as publishers and as readers. This book will be an invaluable resource both for students and experts in the field.
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"This book will be used both as an undergraduate introductory text and resource (it includes an extensive chronology and a guide to further reading) and as a source for further scholarly research." Choice

"...energizing, engaging, and an excellent roundup of perspectives on the state of research on women and their relationships to literature in the eighteenth century." Eighteenth-Century Studies

"This book will be used both as an undergraduate introductory text and resource (it includes an extensive chronology and a guide to further reading) and as a source for further scholarly research." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521586801
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction 1
Pt. I Constructing Women in the Eighteenth Century
1 Writings on education and conduct: arguments for female improvement 25
2 Eighteenth-century femininity: 'a supposed sexual character' 46
3 Women and race: 'a difference of complexion' 69
4 Women's status as legal and civic subjects: 'A worse condition than slavery itself'? 91
5 Women in families: the great disinheritance 111
6 Women and the business of print 135
7 Women readers: a case study 155
Pt. II Writing Women in the Eighteenth Century
8 (Re)discovering women's texts 179
9 Women and the rise of the novel: sexual prescripts 197
10 Women poets of the eighteenth century 217
11 Women and theatre 238
12 Women and popular culture: gender, cultural dynamics, and popular prints 263
13 Varieties of women's writing 285
Guide to further reading 306
Index 311
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