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The Resource Women travel writers and the language of aesthetics, 1716-1818, Elizabeth A. Bohls

Women travel writers and the language of aesthetics, 1716-1818, Elizabeth A. Bohls

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Women travel writers and the language of aesthetics, 1716-1818
Title
Women travel writers and the language of aesthetics, 1716-1818
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Bohls
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • British readers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries eagerly consumed books of travels in an age of imperial expansion that was also the formative period of modern aesthetics. Beauty, sublimity, sensuous surfaces, and scenic views became conventions of travel writing as Britons applied familiar terms to unfamiliar places around the globe. The social logic of aesthetics, argues Elizabeth Bohls, constructed women, the laboring classes, and non-Europeans as foils against which to define the "man of taste" as an educated, property-owning gentleman. Women writers from Mary Wortley Montagu to Mary Shelley resisted this exclusion from gentlemanly privilege, and their writings re-examine and question aesthetic conventions such as the concept of disinterested contemplation, subtly but insistently exposing its vested interests
  • Bohls's study expands our awareness of women's intellectual presence in Romantic literature, and suggests Romanticism's sources might be at the peripheries of empire rather than at its center
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bohls, Elizabeth A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR778.T72
LC item number
B64 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Series volume
13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • Women travelers
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Landscapes in literature
  • English language
  • English language
  • Travel writing
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • English language
Label
Women travel writers and the language of aesthetics, 1716-1818, Elizabeth A. Bohls
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-305) 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
Aesthetics and Orientalism in Mary Wortley Montagu's letters -- Janet Schaw and the aesthetics of colonialism -- Landscape aesthetics and the paradox of the female picturesque -- Helen Maria Williams' revolutionary landscapes -- Mary Wollstonecraft's anti-aesthetics -- Dorothy Wordsworth and the cultural politics of scenic tourism -- The picturesque and the female sublime in Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho -- Aesthetics, gender, and empire in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Control code
31605656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9780521474580
Lccn
94043861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Women travel writers and the language of aesthetics, 1716-1818, Elizabeth A. Bohls
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-305) 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
Aesthetics and Orientalism in Mary Wortley Montagu's letters -- Janet Schaw and the aesthetics of colonialism -- Landscape aesthetics and the paradox of the female picturesque -- Helen Maria Williams' revolutionary landscapes -- Mary Wollstonecraft's anti-aesthetics -- Dorothy Wordsworth and the cultural politics of scenic tourism -- The picturesque and the female sublime in Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho -- Aesthetics, gender, and empire in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Control code
31605656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9780521474580
Lccn
94043861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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