Women's Life Writing, 1700-1850: Gender, Genre and Authorship

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

EditorDaniel Cook, Amy Culley

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This collection discusses British and Irish life writings by women in the period 1700-1850. It argues for the importance of women's life writing as part of the culture and practice of eighteenth-century and Romantic auto/biography, exploring the complex relationships between constructions of femininity, life writing forms and models of authorship.

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This collection discusses British and Irish life writings by women in the period 1700-1850. It argues for the importance of women's life writing as part of the culture and practice of eighteenth-century and Romantic auto/biography, exploring the complex relationships between constructions of femininity, life writing forms and models of...

DANIEL COOK teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. After completing a PhD at Cambridge he took up a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship at Bristol. He has published widely on eighteenth-century and Romantic-period literature and biography and has edited such publications as The Lives of Jonathan Swift (Routledge,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsNotes on ContributorsIntroduction: Gender, Genre, and Authorship; D.Cook & A.CulleyThe Air of a Romance: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Constructs her Life; I.Grundy Barrett Writing Burney: A Life Among the Footnotes; C.Delafield An Authoress to be Let: Reading Laetitia Pilkington's Memoirs; D.Cook Sociability and Life-Writing: Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi; F.A.Nussbaum Journal Letters and Scriblerations: Frances Burney's Life Writing in Paris; P.Sabor A Model for the British Fair? French Women's Life-Writing in Britain, 1680-1830; G.Dow Autobiographical Time and the Spiritual Lives' of Early Methodist Women; L.Davies Writing Female Biography: Mary Hays and the Life-Writing of Religious Dissent; F.James "Prying into the Recesses of History:"Women Writers and the Court Memoir; A.Culley 

The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson: A Courtesan's Byronic Self-Fashioning; S.M.Setzer Remembering Wollstonecraft: Feminine Friendship, Female Subjectivity and the "Invention" of the Feminist Heroine; M.L.Spongberg Jane Austen and Charlotte Smith: Biography, Autobiography and the Writing of Women's Literary History; J.Batchelor Select Bibliography Index