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The Resource A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820, JoEllen DeLucia

A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820, JoEllen DeLucia

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A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820
Title
A feminine enlightenment
Title remainder
British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820
Statement of responsibility
JoEllen DeLucia
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Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on original archival research, A Feminine Enlightenment argues that women writers shaped Enlightenment conversations regarding the role of sentiment and gender in the civilizing process. By reading women's literature alongside history and philosophy and moving between the eighteenth century and Romantic era, JoEllen DeLucia challenges conventional historical and generic boundaries. Beginning with Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), she tracks discussions of 'women's progress' from the rarified atmosphere of mid-eighteenth-century Bluestocking salons and the masculine domain of the Scottish university system to the popular Minerva Press novels of the early nineteenth century. Ultimately, this study positions feminine genres such as the Gothic romance and Bluestocking poetry, usually seen as outliers in a masculine Age of Reason, as essential to understanding emotion's role in Enlightenment narratives of progress. The effect of this study is twofold: to show how developments in women's literature reflected and engaged with Enlightenment discussions of emotion, sentiment, and commercial and imperial expansion; and to provide new literary and historical contexts for contemporary conversations that continue to use 'women's progress' to assign cultures and societies around the globe a place in universalizing schemas of development. Key Features: * Establishes the centrality of gender to Enlightenment discussions of social and historical development * Uncovers evidence of women writers' participation in the Scottish Enlightenment's theorization of sentiment and historical progress *Provides literary and historical background for ongoing discussions of the history of emotion and the study of affect
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UkCbUP
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DeLucia, JoEllen
Dewey number
820.9/928709033
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.W65
LC item number
D45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • English literature
  • English literature
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A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820, JoEllen DeLucia
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Aug 2016)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A feminine enlightenment? -- The progress of feeling: The Ossian poems and Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments -- Ossiania history and Bluestocking feminism -- Queering progress: Anna Seward and Llangollen Vale -- Poetry, paratext, and history in Radcliffe's gothic -- Stadial fiction or the progress of taste -- Epilogue: Women writers in the age of Ossian
Control code
CR9780748695959
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748695942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820, JoEllen DeLucia
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Aug 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A feminine enlightenment? -- The progress of feeling: The Ossian poems and Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments -- Ossiania history and Bluestocking feminism -- Queering progress: Anna Seward and Llangollen Vale -- Poetry, paratext, and history in Radcliffe's gothic -- Stadial fiction or the progress of taste -- Epilogue: Women writers in the age of Ossian
Control code
CR9780748695959
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748695942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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