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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Hilary Havens Frances Burney's opinion of the Bluestocking circle has often been interpreted negatively due to her comic play, The Witlings (1779), which ridicules members of the group. In fact, Burney's perception of the Bluestockings, explained here through her relationships with three...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 25–55.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Eve Tavor Bannet Duke University Press 2006 The Bluestocking Sisters: Women’s Patronage, Millenium Hall, and “The Visible Providence of a Country” Eve Tavor Bannet University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 170–186.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the nineteenth century. Marianne profited from the older woman’s superior knowledge, Bluestocking experience, and personal encouragement, but ultimately chose another path altogether, that of Evangelical reforms, moving on into the circles of Arthur Young, whom she assisted as a secretary, and William...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... writers increasingly adopted roles as daughters, sisters, wives, and servants to literary men, roles not unlike what the literature of sensibility prescribed for fictional heroines and conduct-book readers. In chapter 6, Staves reviews the Bluestocking and sentimental writers whose careers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., but to the English Bluestockings, which is to say to coteries of writers: “The British Bluestockings,” she writes, “can lay claim to being the mothers of Romantic women’s sociable activities” (9). The Bluestockings—­ Anna Seward, Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Montagu, Hannah More, Hes- ter Thrale Piozzi—were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 135–139.
Published: 01 January 2023
... bankruptcy, she was “drawn into taking an active managerial role in the family business” (55). London also offered Piozzi the opportunity to participate in more formal intellectual gatherings, such as those of the Bluestocking set, and eventually to establish her own salon at Streatham Park. While readers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 133–148.
Published: 01 January 2011
... that Sarah Scott’s correspondence unfolds. On the one hand, Elizabeth Mon- tagu’s well-­known comment on her sister’s life and work perhaps illustrates most aptly how Sarah Scott is remembered in modern times: as a proficient Bluestocking writer and reformer. The impression that Sarah Scott sought...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2005
... was doing cultural studies before there was such a thing as cultural studies. Since transferring the journal, we have received essays on Burney, Defoe, Dryden, Haywood, and Johnson, but also on such topics as balloons, bluestockings, cross-dressing pirates, edu- Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 23–40.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., marriage, and death, all of which are framed in the context of Susan s death.12 Many of these passages are taken from A Series of Letters Between Mrs. Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770 (1809), a corre- spondence between two members of the Bluestocking circle. Carter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 134–136.
Published: 01 January 2014
... figures in the book, whom Major for good reasons dislikes labeling as Bluestockings (81 – ​­84), are the Anglicans Elizabeth Montagu, her sister Sarah Scott, their friends Catherine Talbot, Elizabeth Carter, and Hannah More, and, to a lesser extent, the Dissenter Anna Laetitia Barbauld...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2018
... businesswomen who operated fan shops along the length of Cheapside. Erickson reveals Frances Burney’s kinship connections to City businesswomen, suggesting that her mother’s career had a formative impact on her professional identity. Mascha Hansen’s article, “A Bluestocking Friendship: The Correspon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 January 2007
...: Camden House, 2005). Pp. 333. $90. £50. ISBN 1-57113-183-3 Nicholls, Angus. Goethe’s Concept of the Daemonic: After the Ancients (Rochester: Camden House, 2006). Pp. 313. $75. ISBN 1-57113-307-0 Pohl, Nicole, and Betty A. Schellenberg, eds. Reconsidering the Bluestockings (San Marino...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 90–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
... influential in the early nineteenth century, critical opinion, “once the province of mixed gatherings of the like-minded (often pre- sided over by an exceptionally brilliant woman, such as Elizabeth Montagu, the ‘queen’ of the bluestockings in London, or Seward in Lichfield) became profes- sionalized...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... (1750s). Addressing models of “excess” and “reserve” in the epistolary form, Ballaster compares both women’s engagement in an “economics of ethical conversation.” Nicole Pohl’s article derives from her current work in preparing an edi- tion of the unpublished letters of the bluestocking Sarah...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 102–107.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., and the Bluestockings Elizabeth Mon- tagu, Frances Boscawen, and Frances Burney. Yet, as Alicia Weisberg-­Roberts stresses in the first introductory essay, scholarship has tended to reduce Delany to little more than a spokesperson for her time and has failed to consider her as an individual. Historians have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
... in belief about femi- nine participation in publication. This chapter covers disagreements among intellectual women about in- group writing vs. print publication, and expertly shows the deep divisions within this well- known circle. The Bluestockings Schellenberg prefers to refer to them as the Montagu...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 81–87.
Published: 01 January 2023
... and unreliability as a correspondent” (62). In examining Cecilia , Havens comments on the similarities between the novel and Burney's play, The Witlings , and explains how Burney's “two ‘daddies’ ” (her father and Samuel Crisp) advised her to suppress the play because its sharp satire of Bluestockings (63...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2004
... century? Rousseau and the Bluestocking Mother In April of 1766, Suzanne Curchod Necker gave birth to the infant Anne- Louise Germaine, who was to become the celebrated Madame de Staël; and she conveyed her brief impressions of this signal event in her life in cor- respondence to a friend. Though...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 102–125.
Published: 01 January 2023
... 1778, verbally to attack Elizabeth Montagu, “queen of the Bluestockings” and facilitator of the Horace Walpole-William Mason literary coterie ranged against Johnson. (Montagu had been invited to Streatham by Hester Thrale to meet Burney.) Johnson recounted to her that “when I was beginning the World...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 January 2015
... 307. 19.  See, for example, Deborah Heller, “Subjectivity Unbound: Elizabeth Vesey as the Sylph in Bluestocking Correspondence, Huntington Library Quarterly 65 (2002): 215–34; Sonja Lawrenson, “Frances Sheridan’s The History of Nourjahad and the Sultan of Smock-Alley,” Eighteenth-Century...