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Women's Writing, 1660-1830

Feminisms and Futures

Editors: Batchelor, Jennie, Dow, Gillian (Eds.)

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  • Features top scholars in the field of eighteenth-century women’s writing
  • Takes stock of the field, and suggests future avenues of exploration
  • Seeks to recover other lesser known women writers, as well as featuring essays on more established, canonical writers
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About this book

This book is about mapping the future of eighteenth-century women’s writing and feminist literary history, in an academic culture that is not shy of declaring their obsolescence. It asks: what can or should unite us as scholars devoted to the recovery and study of women’s literary history in an era of big data, on the one hand, and ever more narrowly defined specialization, on the other? Leading scholars from the UK and US answer this question in thought-provoking, cross-disciplinary and often polemical essays. Contributors attend to the achievements of eighteenth-century women writers and the scholars who have devoted their lives to them, and map new directions for the advancement of research in the area. They collectively argue that eighteenth-century women’s literary history has a future, and that feminism was, and always should be, at its heart.  
Featuring a Preface by Isobel Grundy, and a Postscript by Cora Kaplan.

About the authors

Jennie Batchelor is Reader in Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent, UK. Her latest book, Women’s Work, was issued in paperback in 2014. With Cora Kaplan, she is Co-Series Editor of Palgrave’s History of British Women’s Writing (2010-). She is currently working on the first women’s magazines. 
Gillian Dow is Associate Professor in English at the University of Southampton, UK, and Executive Director of Chawton House Library. She is the editor of several collections focusing on women writers, most recently, with Clare Hanson, Uses of Austen: Jane’s Afterlives (Palgrave, 2012). Her monograph in progress focuses on Romantic-Period translation and the novel.  

Reviews

“This is a brave and challenging Book. …we need to engage seriously with aesthetics and dare to make judgments, Most provocatively, she asks us to theorize and develop new methodologies appropriate to the very category of ‘woman writer.’” (Paula R. Backscheider, Early Modern Women Journal, Vol. 13 (2), 2019)


“This is just the book we need now. Its essays will galvanize those who already care deeply about the era’s groundbreaking women’s writings, compelling us to think about what must come next. Just as importantly, Dow and Batchelor’s fine collection promises to inspire readers who are new to the field's riches, complexities, and challenges.” (Devoney Looser, Arizona State University, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54382-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54381-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women's Writing, 1660-1830
Book Subtitle
Feminisms and Futures
Editors
  • Jennie Batchelor
  • Gillian Dow
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54382-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54382-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54381-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 266
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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