Gamle Norge and Nineteenth Century British Women Travellers in Norway

Gamle Norge and Nineteenth Century British Women Travellers in Norway

I suggest, particular resonance for women writers and was reworked in their travel writing and fiction about Norway throughout the nineteenth century. In recent years the proliferation of academic interest in travel to the far north of ...

Author: Kathryn Walchester

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783083657

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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‘Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norway’ presents an account of the development of tourism in nineteenth-century Norway and considers the ways in which women travellers depicted their travels to the region. Tracing the motivations of various groups of women travellers, such as sportswomen, tourists and aristocrats, this book argues that in their writing, Norway forms a counterpoint to Victorian Britain: a place of freedom and possibility.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth Century Britain

Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth Century Britain

For middle - class women playwrights in the early nineteenth century , this meant that they faced great difficulties in inhabiting a professional ... Re - Visioning Romanticism : British Women Writers , 1776-1837 “ From a female pen ” 209.

Author: Tracy C. Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521659825

Category: Drama

Page: 295

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This collection of essays recovers the names and careers of nineteenth-century women playwrights.
Categories: Drama

British Women Writers and the Writing of History 1670 1820

British Women Writers and the Writing of History  1670 1820

The book sketches the ways women writers accepted , rebelled against , adapted to , and co - opted history's generic parameters ... The mid- to late nineteenth century , rather than the eighteenth , has been a popular starting point for ...

Author: Devoney Looser

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801879051

Category: History

Page: 272

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Chosen by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title Until recently, history writing has been understood as a male enclave from which women were restricted, particularly prior to the nineteenth century. The first book to look at British women writers and their contributions to historiography during the long eighteenth century, British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820, asks why, rather than writing history that included their own sex, some women of this period chose to write the same kind of history as men—one that marginalized or excluded women altogether. But as Devoney Looser demonstrates, although British women's historically informed writings were not necessarily feminist or even female-focused, they were intimately involved in debates over and conversations about the genre of history. Looser investigates the careers of Lucy Hutchinson, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Charlotte Lennox, Catharine Macaulay, Hester Lynch Piozzi, and Jane Austen and shows how each of their contributions to historical discourse differed greatly as a result of political, historical, religious, class, and generic affiliations. Adding their contributions to accounts of early modern writing refutes the assumption that historiography was an exclusive men's club and that fiction was the only prose genre open to women.
Categories: History

Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth Century British Writing

Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth Century British Writing

National Tale," Nineteenth-Century Literature 51:3 (December 1996), 287-303. —. "Writing on the Border: The National Tale, Female Writing, and the Public Sphere," in Romanticism, History, and the Possibilities of Genre, eds Tilottama ...

Author: Thomas Tracy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351155267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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In The Wild Irish Girl, the powerful Irish heroine's marriage to a heroic Englishman symbolizes the Anglo-Irish novelist Lady Morgan's re-imagining of the relationship between Ireland and Britain and between men and women. Using this most influential of pro-union novels as his point of departure, Thomas J. Tracy argues that nineteenth-century debates over what constitutes British national identity often revolved around representations of Irishness, especially Irish womanhood. He maps out the genealogy of this development, from Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent through Trollope's Irish novels, focusing on the pivotal period from 1806 through the 1870s. Tracy's model enables him to elaborate the ways in which gender ideals are specifically contested in fiction, the discourses of political debate and social reform, and the popular press, for the purpose of defining not only the place of the Irish in the union with Great Britain, but the nature of Britishness itself.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women s Writing in Nineteenth Century France

Women s Writing in Nineteenth Century France

15 their own property ) to the relaxation of conventions governing the most poverty - stricken ( such as women workers ... If , then , French female authors allude to England more frequently and admiringly than do nineteenth - century ...

Author: Alison Finch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521631866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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The most complete critical survey to date of women's literature in nineteenth-century France.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Teaching British Women Writers 1750 1900

Teaching British Women Writers  1750 1900

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth - Century British Women Writers Dr. Shapiro Course Overview : Societies and cultures generate different and specific codes governing cultural behavior and beliefs , and it is often difficult to separate one ...

Author: Jeanne Moskal

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820469270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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The exuberant recovery from obscurity of scores of British women writers has prompted professors and publishers to revisit publication of women's writings. New curricular inclusion of these sometimes quirky, often passionate writers profoundly disrupts traditional pedagogical assumptions about what constitutes «literature». This book addresses this radically changed educational landscape, offering practical, proven teaching strategies for newly «recovered» writers, both in special-topics courses and in traditional teaching environments. Moreover, it addresses the institutional issues confronting feminist scholars who teach women writers in a variety of settings and the kinds of career-altering effects the decision to teach this material can have on junior and senior scholars alike. Collectively, these essays argue that teaching noncanonical women writers invigorates the curriculum as a whole, not only by introducing the voices of women writers, but by incorporating new genres, by asking new questions about readers' assumptions and aesthetic values, and by altering the power relations between teacher and student for the better.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The History of British Women s Writing 1830 1880

The History of British Women s Writing  1830 1880

Davis, Tracy C., and Ellen Donkin. Eds. Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Delafield, Catherine. Women's Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth-Century Novel.

Author: Lucy Hartley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137584656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

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This volume charts the rise of professional women writers across diverse fields of intellectual enquiry and through different modes of writing in the period immediately before and during the reign of Queen Victoria. It demonstrates how, between 1830 and 1880, the woman writer became an agent of cultural formation and contestation, appealing to and enabling the growth of female readership while issuing a challenge to the authority of male writers and critics. Of especial importance were changing definitions of marriage, family and nation, of class, and of morality as well as new conceptions of sexuality and gender, and of sympathy and sensation. The result is a richly textured account of a radical and complex process of feminization whereby formal innovations in the different modes of writing by women became central to the aesthetic, social, and political formation of British culture and society in the nineteenth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

British Women s Writing from Bront to Bloomsbury Volume 1

British Women s Writing from Bront   to Bloomsbury  Volume 1

... NineteenthCentury Literature (2011), and Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers (2009). ... Clare Walker Gore holds a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK.

Author: Adrienne E. Gavin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319782263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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This five-volume series, British Women’s Writing From Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940, historically contextualizes and traces developments in women’s fiction from 1840 to 1940. Critically assessing both canonical and lesser-known British women’s writing decade by decade, it redefines the landscape of women’s authorship across a century of dynamic social and cultural change. With each of its volumes devoted to two decades, the series is wide in scope but historically sharply defined. Volume 1: 1840s and 1850s inaugurates the series by historically and culturally contextualizing Victorian women’s writing distinctly within the 1840s and 1850s. Using a range of critical perspectives including political and literary history, feminist approaches, disability studies, and the history of reading, the volume’s 16 original essays consider such developments as the construction of a post-Romantic tradition, the politicization of the domestic sphere, and the development of crime and sensation writing. Centrally, it reassesses key mid-nineteenth-century female authors in the context in which they first published while also recovering neglected women writers who helped to shape the literary landscape of the 1840s and 1850s.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Nineteenth century British Women Writers

Nineteenth century British Women Writers

... one of nineteenth - century Britain's most prolific novelists and , arguably , its most accomplished professional woman of letters , began her long life as a writer with the publication in 1849 of Passages in the Life of Mrs.

Author: Abigail Burnham Bloom

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028587066

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

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British women writers of the 19th century were a remarkably talented, diverse, and prolific group. While some of these writers, such as Jane Austen and George Eliot, have long been recognized for their contributions, many others have been overlooked. This reference guide includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 90 British women writers of the 19th century. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the author's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Women Reviewing Women in Nineteenth Century Britain

Women Reviewing Women in Nineteenth Century Britain

Where a novel like Adam Bede might be considered 'too good for a woman's story'? there is now extensive documentation accessible about the critical reception of all three novelists, from their initial publication up to the late ...

Author: Joanne Wilkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134776955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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Focusing particularly on the critical reception of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot, Joanne Wilkes offers in-depth examinations of reviews by eight female critics: Maria Jane Jewsbury, Sara Coleridge, Hannah Lawrance, Jane Williams, Julia Kavanagh, Anne Mozley, Margaret Oliphant and Mary Augusta Ward. What they wrote about women writers, and what their writings tell us about the critics' own sense of themselves as women writers, reveal the distinctive character of nineteenth-century women's contributions to literary history. Wilkes explores the different choices these critics, writing when women had to grapple with limiting assumptions about female intellectual capacities, made about how to disseminate their own writing. While several publishing in periodicals wrote anonymously, others published books, articles and reviews under their own names. Wilkes teases out the distinctiveness of nineteenth-century women's often ignored contributions to the critical reception of canonical women authors, and also devotes space to the pioneering efforts of Lawrance, Kavanagh and Williams to draw attention to the long tradition of female literary activity up to the nineteenth century. She draws on commentary by male critics of the period as well, to provide context for this important contribution to the recuperation of women's critical discourse in nineteenth-century Britain.
Categories: Literary Criticism