A Race Of Female Patriots: Women and Public Spirit on the British Stage, 1688-1745

A Race Of Female Patriots: Women and Public Spirit on the British Stage, 1688-1745

by Brett Wilson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611483642
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication date: 12/23/2011
Series: Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850 Series
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Brett D. Wilson is associate professor of English at the College of William & Mary. His articles on sympathy and national feeling in eighteenth-century British drama have appeared in ELH and Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.
“A female patriot? Vanity! Absurd!”
Chapter 1.
“How Hard Is the Condition of Our Sex”: The Female Advocate and the Subject of Sympathy in The Fair Penitent
Chapter 2.
That Sex's Care: Sentimental Union and the Common Good
Chapter 3.
Public Victims: Janes, Jacobites, and the National She-Tragedy
Chapter 4.
“Even in the Softer Sex”: Gendering Patriotism in the Plays of James Thomson
Epilogue.
Circulating Power, Public Affections, and the Re-masculinization of British Public Spirit
Works Cited

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