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The Resource A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820, JoEllen DeLucia

A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820, JoEllen DeLucia

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A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820
Title
A feminine enlightenment
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British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820
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JoEllen DeLucia
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Language
eng
Summary
Revises established understandings of British women writers' contributions to Enlightenment narratives of social and historical progress Drawing on original archival research, A Feminine Enlightenment argues that women writers shaped Enlightenment conversations regarding the role of sentiment and gender in the civilizing process. By reading women's literature alongside history and philosophy and moving between the eighteenth century and Romantic era, JoEllen DeLucia challenges conventional historical and generic boundaries. Beginning with Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), she tracks discussions of "women's progress" from the rarified atmosphere of mid-eighteenth-century Bluestocking salons and the masculine domain of the Scottish university system to the popular Minerva Press novels of the early nineteenth century. Ultimately, this study positions feminine genres such as the Gothic romance and Bluestocking poetry, usually seen as outliers in a masculine Age of Reason, as essential to understanding emotion's role in Enlightenment narratives of progress. The effect of this study is twofold: to show how developments in women's literature reflected and engaged with Enlightenment discussions of emotion, sentiment, and commercial and imperial expansion; and to provide new literary and historical contexts for contemporary conversations that continue to use "women's progress" to assign cultures and societies around the globe a place in universalizing schemas of development. --Provided by publisher
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BTCTA
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DeLucia, JoEllen
Dewey number
820.9/928709033
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.W65
LC item number
D45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in romanticism
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Enlightenment
  • English literature
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A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820, JoEllen DeLucia
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [191]-201) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: A feminine enlightenment? -- The progress of feeling: The Ossian poems and Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments -- Ossiania history and Bluestocking feminism -- Queering progress: Anna Seward and Llangollen Vale -- Poetry, paratext, and history in Radcliffe's gothic -- Stadial fiction or the progress of taste -- Epilogue: Women writers in the age of Ossian
Control code
889735236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780748695942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889735236
Label
A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820, JoEllen DeLucia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [191]-201) 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.
Contents
Introduction: A feminine enlightenment? -- The progress of feeling: The Ossian poems and Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments -- Ossiania history and Bluestocking feminism -- Queering progress: Anna Seward and Llangollen Vale -- Poetry, paratext, and history in Radcliffe's gothic -- Stadial fiction or the progress of taste -- Epilogue: Women writers in the age of Ossian
Control code
889735236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780748695942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889735236

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