Women and Literature in Britain 1800-1900 by Joanne ShattockWomen and Literature in Britain 1800-1900 by Joanne Shattock

Women and Literature in Britain 1800-1900

EditorJoanne Shattock

Paperback | October 1, 2001

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These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. The book's focus is on women's role in and access to literary culture in the broadest sense, as consumers and interpreters as well as practitioners of that culture. Individual chapters consider women as journalists, editors, translators, scholars, actresses, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, writers for children and religious writers as well as novelists and poets. A unique chronology offers a woman-centered perspective on literary and historical events and there is a guide to further reading.
Title:Women and Literature in Britain 1800-1900Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521659574

ISBN - 13:9780521659574


Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Introduction Joanne Shattock; 1. The construction of the woman writer Joanne Shattock; 2. Remaking the canon Joanne Wilkes; 3. Women and the consumption of print Margaret Beetham; 4. Women writing Woman: nineteenth-century representations of gender and sexuality Lyn Pykett; 5. Feminism, journalism and public debate Barbara Caine; 6. Women's writing and the domestic sphere Elizabeth Langland; 7. Women, fiction and the market place Valerie Sanders; 8. Women poets and the challenge of genre Virginia Blain; 9. Women and the theatre Katherine Newey; 10. Women writers and self-writing Linda Peterson; 11. The professionalization of women's writing: extending the canon Judith Johnston and Hilary Fraser; 12. Women writers and religion Elisabeth Jay; 13. Women writing for children Lynne Vallone.

Editorial Reviews

"The essays are scholarly, well-crafted, and accessible. The volume provides an excellent overview of critical perspectives on British women's writing in the nineteenth century...readers will find many of the discussions relevant to the study of women's writing in North America and elsewhere...the collection should be regarded as a significant contribution to literary studies." Victorian Periodicals Review