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Women S Reading In Britain 1750 1835

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Author: Jacqueline Pearson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521584395
Size: 67.37 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Book Description: The first broad overview and detailed analysis of female reading audiences in this period.


Choice

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Size: 41.16 MB
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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
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Anglia

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Size: 24.89 MB
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Category : Comparative linguistics
Languages : de
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Women In French Studies

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Size: 44.66 MB
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Category : French literature
Languages : en
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Vocational Philanthropy And British Women S Writing 1790 1810

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Author: Patricia Comitini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
Size: 58.79 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Book Description: Patricia Comitini's study compels serious rethinking of how literature by women in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries should be read. Beginning with a description of the ways in which evolving conceptions of philanthropy were foundational to constructions of class and gender roles, Comitini argues that these changes enabled a particular kind of feminine benevolence that was linked to women's work as writers. The term 'vocational philanthropy' is suggestive of the ways that women used their status as professional writers to instruct men and women in changing gender relations, and to educate the middling and laboring classes in their new roles during a socially and economically turbulent era. Examining works by Hannah More, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria Edgeworth, and Dorothy Wordsworth, whose writing crosses generic, political, and social boundaries, Comitini shows how women from diverse backgrounds shared a commitment to philanthropy - fostering the love of mankind - and an interest in the social nature of literacy. Their writing fosters sentiments that they hoped would be shared between the sexes and among the classes in English society, forging new reading audiences among women and the lower classes. These writers and their writing exemplify the paradigm of vocational philanthropy, which gives people not money, but texts to read, in order to imagine societal improvement. The effect was to permit the emergence of middle-class values linking private notions of morality, family, and love to the public needs for good citizens, industrious laborers, and class consolidation.


Consuming Texts

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Author: Stephen Colclough
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
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Size: 21.70 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 239
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Book Description: Consuming Texts explores the history of reading in the British Isles during a period in which the printed word became all pervasive. Beginning with an overview of recent work, it goes on to provide a series of case studies of individual readers and the communities to which they belonged. From wealthy readers of 'amatory fiction' in the early Eighteenth century, through to men and women reading surreptitiously at the Victorian railway bookstall, it argues that a variety of new reading communities emerged during this period.


A Nation Of Readers

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Author: David Allan
Publisher: British Library Board
ISBN:
Size: 78.67 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 281
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Book Description: Reading was one of the defining obsessions of Georgian England—serving as both passionate interest and the natural focus for intensive criticism and controversy for the middle and upper classes of the day. It’s not surprising then that a proliferation of book lenders and booksellers would strike up a competition for the patronage of a generation of readers. This pioneering volume on the history of reading in eighteenth-century England explores the origins, organization, and impact of book clubs, reading societies, and subscription and circulating libraries, as well as the opportunities increasingly offered to readers by a variety of other collections—including those provided by religious, educational, and recreational institutions. A Nation of Readers compellingly argues that the proliferation of library facilities greatly increased the quantity and diversity of texts available. It also suggests that the resulting circulation of books on a previously unimaginable scale made possible the creation of a substantial and broadly based reading public, thereby adding immeasurably to the cultural vitality that so distinguished Georgian England and left its mark on literary generations to come.


The Professionalization Of Women Writers In Eighteenth Century Britain

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Author: Betty A. Schellenberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107320801
Size: 20.52 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
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Book Description: The Professionalisation of Women Writers in Eighteenth Century Britain is a full study of a group of women who were actively and ambitiously engaged in a range of innovative publications at the height of the eighteenth century. Using personal correspondence, records of contemporary reception, research into contemporary print culture and sociological models of professionalisation, Betty A. Schellenberg challenges oversimplified assumptions of women's cultural role in the period, focusing on those women who have been most obscured by literary history, including Frances Sheridan, Frances Brooke, Sarah Fielding and Charlotte Lennox.


Journal Of Women S History

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Category : Electronic journals
Languages : en
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A Companion To British Literature Volume 3

A Companion to British Literature  Volume 3 PDF

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Author: Robert DeMaria, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118732421
Size: 10.20 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 488
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Book Description: "A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"--Provided by publisher.


Romanticism Gendered

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Author: Andrea Fischerová
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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Size: 43.81 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 308
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Book Description: This study focuses on the six writing men who have been throughout decades regarded as the alpha and omega of British Romanticism: Byron, Coleridge, Keats, Scott, Shelley, and Wordsworth. It sees these men as a representative cohort of their time and examines their letters as results of a reading process. Although letters are usually seen as additional sources of reference in literary studies, in this book they are treated as the dominant information material: correspondence enables to reconsider British Romanticism on the basis of the epistolary communication of the first half of the nineteenth century. The target information from the letters are references to women writers and to their writings. A detailed analysis of the correspondence manages to answer the question whether male Romantics regarded writing women as provoking from time to time, as Duncan Wu assumes, and whether the gender identity of the woman author influenced the way male readers read her literary works. The examination of the correspondence thus takes a gendered perspective on British Romanticism. This approach to the target research data discloses a long list of almost 120 names of women writers from different periods and of different literary genres. Whereas the male readers in question have acquired a well-established, stable long-term position within literary history, the women were often marginalized, even forgotten. The study presents plentiful examples proving the discrepancies between what the twenty-first-century reader regards as the core of women's Romantic literary tradition, and what the Romantic reader did. The following women writers are discussed in the study in detail: Susannah Centlivre, Anne Finch (Lady Winchelsea), Ann Radcliffe, Mary Robinson, Felicia Hemans, Mary Shelley, Joanna Baillie, Maria Edgeworth, Maria Jane Jewsbury, Catherine Grace Godwin, and Emmeline Fisher.