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The Resource Women, writing, and revolution, 1790-1827, Gary Kelly

Women, writing, and revolution, 1790-1827, Gary Kelly

Label
Women, writing, and revolution, 1790-1827
Title
Women, writing, and revolution, 1790-1827
Statement of responsibility
Gary Kelly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The French Revolution stirred a bitter debate in Britain concerning the nature of civil society and the political nation. This is an original and lively study of the efforts of contemporary women writers to base a reformed state and national culture on virtues and domains traditionally conceded to women. The pre-Revolutionary call for the feminization of culture acquired new and controversial meaning during the Revolution debate with the claims of Mary Wollstonecraft and others for intellectual, vocational, sexual, and even political equality with men. But women writers of the period were faced with a literary discourse that assigned learned, sublime, and controversial genres, and public and political themes, to men. Women writers therefore undertook bold literary experiments that were derided and suppressed in their time, and which are still misunderstood. Gary Kelly investigates this hitherto neglected achievement by combining a wide survey of women's writing in its historical context with detailed analyses of three leading women writers: Helen Maria Williams, the eyewitness to the Revolution most widely read in Britain; the determined feminist and self-styled 'female philosopher' Mary Hays; and Elizabeth Hamilton, relentless 'feminizer' of supposedly 'masculine' discourse, from satire to social reform and from classics to theology
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Gary
Dewey number
820.9/9287/09034
Index
index present
LC call number
PR129.F8
LC item number
K44 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Helen Maria
  • Hamilton, Elizabeth
  • Hays, Mary
  • Revolutionary literature, English
  • France
  • English literature
  • France
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • English literature
  • France
  • Williams, Helen Maria
  • Hamilton, Elizabeth
  • Hays, Mary
  • Franse Revolutie
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Engels
  • Letterkunde
Label
Women, writing, and revolution, 1790-1827, Gary Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27265550
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780198122722
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92047261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1546158
  • (OCoLC)27265550
Label
Women, writing, and revolution, 1790-1827, Gary Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27265550
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780198122722
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92047261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1546158
  • (OCoLC)27265550

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