Romanticism, Maternity, And The Body Politic by Julie KippRomanticism, Maternity, And The Body Politic by Julie Kipp

Romanticism, Maternity, And The Body Politic

byJulie Kipp

Paperback | April 23, 2007

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Julie Kipp examines Romantic writers' treatments of motherhood and maternal bodies through the lens of the legal, medical, educational, and socioeconomic debates about motherhood so prevalent during the Romantic period. These discussions rendered the physical processes associated with mothering matters of national importance. Kipp's primary concern is to trace ways that writers deployed representations of mother-child bonds variously as a means to naturalize, endorse, and critique Enlightenment constructions of interpersonal and intercultural relations.
Julie Kipp is Assistant Professor of English at Hope College in Michigan. She is the author of articles on Robert Browning, Friedrich Schlegel, and Maria Edgeworth.
Title:Romanticism, Maternity, And The Body PoliticFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 23, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521036267

ISBN - 13:9780521036269

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: naturally bad or dangerously good: romantic-period mothers 'on trial'; 1. Revolutions in mothering: theory and practice; 2. A love too thick: gothic mothers and monstrous sympathies; 3. The Irish wet nurse: Edgeworth's Ennui; 4. Infanticide in an age of enlightenment: Scott's The Heart of Midlothian; 5. The case of the Shelleys: maternal sympathy and The Cenci; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...this book contributes importantly both to the scholarship of motherhood and of nation-making."
Studies in Romanticism