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The Resource Intelligent souls? : feminist orientalism in eighteenth-century English literature, Samara Anne Cahill

Intelligent souls? : feminist orientalism in eighteenth-century English literature, Samara Anne Cahill

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Intelligent souls? : feminist orientalism in eighteenth-century English literature
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Intelligent souls?
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feminist orientalism in eighteenth-century English literature
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Samara Anne Cahill
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eng
Summary
"Do women have souls? Christianity has traditionally held the soul to be the seat of reason, intelligence, humanity, immortality, and moral agency. But the Book of Genesis never says that God breathed a soul into Eve. Women's souls thus became significant in Reformation satires as Protestants and Catholics debated whether scripture alone or institutional authority ought to determine interpretation. In England, these satires eventually intersected with what scholars have called the "Trinitarian Controversy," a dispute about the nature of Christ that paralleled the interpretive difficulty regarding the nature of women's souls. In order to marginalize heterodox thinkers who claimed that Christ was not of the same substance as God the Father, orthodox Anglicans collapsed the distinction between schism and heresy by comparing heterodox Christians to a sexualized stereotype of Muslim despots. Part of this stereotype was the (erroneous) claim that Muslim doctrine asserted that women did not have souls and could only experience physical, not intellectual, pleasure. Thus, the problem of competing Christian biblical interpretations could be foisted onto a stereotype of Muslim men as brutal, self-serving misogynists. Englishwomen soon took up the trope to argue that a truly enlightened, and necessarily Christian, Englishman would support improvements in women's education--and feminist orientalism was born"--
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Cahill, Samara Anne
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820.9/3522
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.W65
LC item number
C34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Transits: literature, thought & culture, 1650-1850
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Orientalism in literature
  • Soul in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Englisch, ..
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Orientalism in literature
  • Soul in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Orientbild
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Intelligent souls? : feminist orientalism in eighteenth-century English literature, Samara Anne Cahill
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: foreign intelligence -- The negative ideal -- Minding the gap -- The canal of pleasure -- A "foreign and uninteresting" subject -- The "Mahometan strain" -- Epilogue: save our souls?
Control code
1057376496
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781684481002
Lccn
2018058747
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
40029230184
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(OCoLC)1057376496
Label
Intelligent souls? : feminist orientalism in eighteenth-century English literature, Samara Anne Cahill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: foreign intelligence -- The negative ideal -- Minding the gap -- The canal of pleasure -- A "foreign and uninteresting" subject -- The "Mahometan strain" -- Epilogue: save our souls?
Control code
1057376496
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781684481002
Lccn
2018058747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029230184
System control number
(OCoLC)1057376496

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