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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
... and dependent), these poets posited the secondary not as inferior or less, but as a necessary, often highly desirable, condition of women's belatedness. Advocating revision and renaming, these writers developed a distinctive feminist poetics of improvement in order to express women's ascendency as the sex...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of women writers. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 R “Bookmaking Out of the Remains of the Dead”: George Ballard’s Memoirs of Several Ladies (1752) Melanie Bigold Cardiff University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... intrigue, Haywood draws on the French salon romances that placed women in a position of power and influence. This aristocratic bias was friendly to Royalism. Jacobitism offered a home to women writers with an unconventional view of sexual morality and the politics of gender. Acknowledging the politics...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Lorna Clark The recovery of the works of early English women writers is an ongoing project, and should include those of Sarah Harriet Burney (1772–1839). One of her novels has recently appeared in a scholarly edition and the rest will soon follow. Common themes and motifs can be found in her work...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Andrew Lincoln This essay considers works published by two women writers as Britain was preparing for hostilities against revolutionary France in 1793: a Fast Day sermon, Sins of Government, Sins of the Nation , published anonymously by Anna Barbauld, Charlotte Smith’s novel The Old Manor House...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
... claims regarding the overlooked richness of Minerva novels, and demonstrates the need to round out our historical understanding of neglected women writers through combined textual and biographical research. shapira.yael@biu.ac.il Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Isabella Kelly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
... writers, and Hays's work can also be seen in this light, for her biographies present a strikingly opposed view of the proper education of women. To this end, I examine Hays's innovative depiction of childhood education, and the great emphasis she places upon her subjects' reading and intellectual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of his life, but he was also a translator, a textual scholar, a prodigious letter writer, and in the first major phase of his career, a love poet depicting young women in love, such as Sapho, Eloise, the Unfortunate Lady, and Belinda, often focusing on erotic rapture and death. From about 1728 until his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of two recent and groundbreaking his- tories of eighteenth-century women writers are also renowned mentors. Both Paula Backscheider, author of Inventing Agency, Inventing Genre: Eighteenth- ­Century Women Poets and Their Poetry (2005), and Susan Staves understand that novice readers thirst...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 January 2001
... it as the refined and retiring “pleasingness” of a decorous woman. When eighteenth-cen- tury writers recommend conversation with women as a school for man- ners, it is this construction of woman they have in mind. The discourse of gallantry overlaps the discourse...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2018
... žction.15 Clark remarks that the “tectonic shift whereby women writers of the past began to reconnect with read - ers” still has a long way to go before eighteenth- century studies recog- nizes the importance or the contemporary popularity of Sarah Harriet’s oeuvre.16 That oeuvre, according...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 221–225.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., and Rousseau, few have done so with such verve. The two central parts of the study are entitled “French Women Writers” and “French Male Writers.” In the first of these, Miller takes as his starting point the valuable 1994 work of Doris Y. Kadish and Françoise Massardier- K­ e n n e y , Translating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., contributions made to the Romantic novel by women writers who published with the Minerva Press.5 In order to redress the paucity of schol- arship on Meeke, I wish to propose a starting point for considering her role in the Romantic literary marketplace. I analyze how the Minerva Press, and Meeke’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
...), a period that she extends back to the mid- eighteenth century and tracks forward to the late Regency era of the 1830s. Bailes s monograph explores women writers con- tributions to the professionalization of the genre of natural history. She dem- onstrates how, during this period, a cadre of figures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of women poets with the ekphrastic tradition, especially that of eighteenth-century women poets, who were writing during the surging popularity of ut pictura poesis.5 Learning to draw and paint was a common staple of female education during the eighteenth century; many educated women writers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
... with the Bluestocking circle. Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Frances Burney Bluestockings women writers Elizabeth Carter Hester Chapone Elizabeth Montagu George Owen Cambridge Frances Burney's perception of the Bluestockings, the famous eighteenth-century women's literary circle, has...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and his incredulous impatience with older assumptions about the nature and purpose of fiction. But he does single out for praise a work that offers an explanation for the traditional critical neglect of woman novelists: B. G. MacCarthy’s The Female Pen: Women Writers and Novelists, 1621 – 1818...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of infl uence in the early period. He builds on scholarship that shows how women writers thrived within supportive networks. Even poets who claimed independence—Pope serves as a prime example—participated in chains of acquaintances providing criticism and patronage to one another. The old...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to contend with — ​and wrote in response to — ​in the 1820s and 1830s. In Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750 – ​1850, I devoted a chapter to comparing Burney’s and Edgeworth’s last published novels for what they tell us about the packaging and reception of authorship in old...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 81–87.
Published: 01 September 2010
... with fresh eyes would help posi- tion women writers alongside the so-­called great thinkers of the age. Histo- rians of political thought have long understood the need to shift away from seeing Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, and others as stand-­alone statues, set above the political debates...