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Women's Life Writing, 1700-1850

Gender, Genre and Authorship

Editors: Cook, D., Culley, A. (Eds.)

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This collection discusses British and Irish life writings by women in the period 1700-1850. It argues for the importance of women's life writing as part of the culture and practice of eighteenth-century and Romantic auto/biography, exploring the complex relationships between constructions of femininity, life writing forms and models of authorship.

About the authors

JENNIE BATCHELOR Reader in Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Kent, UK LAURA DAVIES Research Fellow at the Centre for Christianity and Culture, University of Oxford, UK CATHERINE DELAFIELD Independent Scholar, UK GILLIAN DOW Lecturer in English, University of Southampton, UK ISOBEL GRUNDY Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada FELICITY JAMES Lecturer in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth -Century Literature, University of Leicester, UK FELICITY A. NUSSBAUM Distinguished Professor of English, UCLA, USA PETER SABOR Professor of English, McGill University, Canada SHARON M. SETZER Professor of English, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA MARY L. SPONBERG Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, Australia

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"This is an ambitious and very attractive volume on a topic very much at the cutting edge of research in the 18th and 19th century, which will be widely reviewed and, I am sure, added to the list of essential reading for women's writing courses and life writing courses." Cora Kaplan, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Southampton, UK

"These analyses of life writings - secular and spiritual, conservative and rebellious - will be valuable to literary scholars interested in genre creation and historians using autobiographical material." Recommended by Choice

"Space precludes mentioning all twelve essays, but they are all fine pieces of scholarship. It is to the credit of the editors, Cook

and Culley, and all the contributors that the chapters so consistently and productively speak to each other. Women's Life Writing

will undoubtedly become an important model and guide for future scholarship in the field." Melanie Bigold, SHARP News


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Gender, Genre and Authorship

    Cook, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Air of a Romance: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Constructs Her Life

    Grundy, Isobel

    Pages 9-25

  • Barrett Writing Burney: A Life among the Footnotes

    Delafield, Catherine

    Pages 26-38

  • An Authoress to Be Let: Reading Laetitia Pilkington’s Memoirs

    Cook, Daniel

    Pages 39-54

  • Sociability and Life Writing: Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi

    Nussbaum, Felicity A.

    Pages 55-70

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eBook £59.99
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Hardcover £74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women's Life Writing, 1700-1850
Book Subtitle
Gender, Genre and Authorship
Editors
  • D. Cook
  • A. Culley
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03077-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137030771
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34307-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 253
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