Coverart for item
The Resource Bluestockings displayed : portraiture, performance and patronage, 1730-1830, edited by Elizabeth Eger

Bluestockings displayed : portraiture, performance and patronage, 1730-1830, edited by Elizabeth Eger

Label
Bluestockings displayed : portraiture, performance and patronage, 1730-1830
Title
Bluestockings displayed
Title remainder
portraiture, performance and patronage, 1730-1830
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elizabeth Eger
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The conversation parties of the bluestockings, held to debate contemporary ideas in eighteenth-century Britain, were vital in encouraging female artistic achievement and promoting links between learning and virtue in the public imagination, inventing a new kind of informal sociability that combined the life of the senses with that of the mind. This collection of essays, by leading scholars in the fields of literature, history and art history, provides an interdisciplinary treatment of bluestocking culture in eighteenth-century Britain. It is the first academic volume to concentrate on the rich visual and material culture that surrounded and supported the bluestocking project, from formal portraits and sculptures to commercially reproduced prints. By the early twentieth century, the term 'bluestocking' came to signify a dull and dowdy intellectual woman, but the original bluestockings inhabited a world in which brilliance was valued at every level and women were encouraged to shine and even dazzle. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/928709033
Index
index present
LC call number
PR113
LC item number
.B55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Eger, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Women intellectuals
  • Literary patrons
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Literary patrons
  • Women intellectuals
  • Great Britain
Label
Bluestockings displayed : portraiture, performance and patronage, 1730-1830, edited by Elizabeth Eger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Romantic bluestockings: from muses to matrons / Anne Mellor -- 'To dazzle let the vain design': Alexander Pope's portrait gallery; or, the Impossibility of brilliant women / Emma Clery -- Virtue, patriotism and female scholarship in bluestocking portraiture / Clare Barlow -- Anne Seymour Damer: a sculptor of 'Republican perfection' / Alison Yarrington -- The blues gone grey: portraits of bluestocking women in old age / Devoney Looser -- Sacred love: Eliza Linley's voice / Joseph Roach -- The learned female soprano / Susan Staves -- Roles and role models: Montagu, Siddons, Lady Macbeth / Shearer West -- Hester Thrale: 'what trace of the wit' / Felicity A. Nussbaum -- Reading practices in Elizabeth Montagu's epistolary network of the 1750s / Markman Ellis -- The queen of the blues, the Bluestocking Queen, and bluestocking masculinity / Clarissa Campbell-Orr -- Luck be a lady: patronage and professionalism for women writers in the 1790s / Harriet Guest
Control code
842350595
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 309 pages
Isbn
9780521768801
Lccn
2013014282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)842350595
Label
Bluestockings displayed : portraiture, performance and patronage, 1730-1830, edited by Elizabeth Eger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Romantic bluestockings: from muses to matrons / Anne Mellor -- 'To dazzle let the vain design': Alexander Pope's portrait gallery; or, the Impossibility of brilliant women / Emma Clery -- Virtue, patriotism and female scholarship in bluestocking portraiture / Clare Barlow -- Anne Seymour Damer: a sculptor of 'Republican perfection' / Alison Yarrington -- The blues gone grey: portraits of bluestocking women in old age / Devoney Looser -- Sacred love: Eliza Linley's voice / Joseph Roach -- The learned female soprano / Susan Staves -- Roles and role models: Montagu, Siddons, Lady Macbeth / Shearer West -- Hester Thrale: 'what trace of the wit' / Felicity A. Nussbaum -- Reading practices in Elizabeth Montagu's epistolary network of the 1750s / Markman Ellis -- The queen of the blues, the Bluestocking Queen, and bluestocking masculinity / Clarissa Campbell-Orr -- Luck be a lady: patronage and professionalism for women writers in the 1790s / Harriet Guest
Control code
842350595
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 309 pages
Isbn
9780521768801
Lccn
2013014282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)842350595

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...