Sexual Politics And The Romantic Author by Sonia HofkoshSexual Politics And The Romantic Author by Sonia Hofkosh

Sexual Politics And The Romantic Author

bySonia Hofkosh

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Sonia Hofkosh explores the role of gender in early nineteenth-century British literary culture, especially in terms of the simultaneous commercialization and feminization of literature. Examining a wide range of texts, she shows how the development of a female reading audience aroused anxieties in the male writers of the period. The author also considers the ways in which three women writers (Mary Shelley, Sarah Hazlitt and Jane Austen) attempted to negotiate the minefields of a male-dominated literary discourse that rendered the female "invisible."
Title:Sexual Politics And The Romantic AuthorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521027705

ISBN - 13:9780521027700


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: invisible girls; 1. A woman's profession: sexual difference and the romance of authorship; 2. The writer's ravishment: Byron's body politics; 3. Classifying romanticism: the milliner girl and the magazines; 4. Disfiguring economies: Mary Shelley's gift-book stories; 5. The author's progress: William Hazlitt's Keswick escapade and Sarah Hazlitt's Journal; 6. Romanticism in the drawing room: Austen's interiority; Notes; List of works cited; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This beautiful study has been under preparation for over a decade, and the reader is the beneficiary. Hofkosch's work is gracefully literary, uncompromisingly feminist, and theoretically adept." European Romantic Review