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The Resource Gender and language in British literary criticism, 1660-1790, Laura L. Runge

Gender and language in British literary criticism, 1660-1790, Laura L. Runge

Label
Gender and language in British literary criticism, 1660-1790
Title
Gender and language in British literary criticism, 1660-1790
Statement of responsibility
Laura L. Runge
Title variation
Gender & Language in British Literary Criticism, 1660{u2013}1790
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the eighteenth century, British critics applied terms of gender to literature according to the belief that masculine values represented the best literature and feminine terms signified less important works or authors. Laura Runge contends however that the meaning of gendered terms like 'manly' or 'effeminate' changes over time, and that the language of eighteenth-century criticism cannot be fully understood without careful analysis of the gendered language of the era. She examines conventions in various fields of critical language - Dryden's prose, the early novel, criticism by women, and the developing aesthetic - to show how gendered epistemology shaped critical 'truths'. Her exploration of critical commonplaces, such as regarding the heroic and the sublime as masculine modes and the novel as a feminine genre, addresses issues central to eighteenth-century studies
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Runge, Laura L
Dewey number
801/.95/0941
Index
index present
LC call number
PR73
LC item number
.R86 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Sex differences (Psychology) in literature
  • Language and languages
  • Criticism
  • Authorship
  • Criticism
Label
Gender and language in British literary criticism, 1660-1790, Laura L. Runge
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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
Manly words on Mount Parnassus -- Dryden's gendered balance and the Augustan ideal -- Paternity and regulation in the feminine novel -- Aristotle's sisters: Behn, Lennox, Fielding, and Reeve -- Returning to the beautiful -- Polemical postcript
Control code
CR9780511553530
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511553530
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Gender and language in British literary criticism, 1660-1790, Laura L. Runge
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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
Manly words on Mount Parnassus -- Dryden's gendered balance and the Augustan ideal -- Paternity and regulation in the feminine novel -- Aristotle's sisters: Behn, Lennox, Fielding, and Reeve -- Returning to the beautiful -- Polemical postcript
Control code
CR9780511553530
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511553530
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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