Women As Authors English Literature
Botany, Sexuality and Women's Writing, 1760-1830: From Modest Shoot to Forward Plant
Botany, Sexuality and Women's Writing, 1760-1830
From Modest Shoot to Forward Plant
Paperback      ISBN: 0719088453
In this fascinating study, Samantha George explores the cultivation of the female mind and the feminised discourse of botanical literature in eighteenth-century Britain. In particular, she discusses British women's engagement with the Swedish botanist, Carl Linnaeus, and his unsettling discovery of plant sexuality.Previously ignored primary texts of an extraordinary nature are rescued from obscurity and assigned a proper place in the histories of science, eighteenth-century literature, and women's writing. The result is groundbreaking: the author explores nationality and sexuality debates in relation to botany and charts the appearance of a new literary stereotype, the sexually precocious female botanist. She uncovers an anonymous poem on Linnaean botany, handwritten in the eighteenth century, and subsequently traces the development of a new genre of women's writing — the botanical poem with scientific notes.The book is indispensable reading for all scholars of the eighteenth century, especially those interested in Romantic women's writing, or the relationship between literature and science.
The Brandons
The Brandons
Paperback      ISBN: 1844089703

British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century
British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 1472437454
British Women Writers and the Reception of Ancient Egypt, 1840-1910: Imperialist Representations of Egyptian Women
British Women Writers and the Reception of Ancient Egypt, 1840-1910
Imperialist Representations of Egyptian Women
Hardcover      ISBN: 1137570768
Focusing on British women writers' knowledge of ancient Egypt, Molly Youngkin shows how British women writers' encounters with textual and visual representations of ancient Egyptian women such as Hathor, Isis, and Cleopatra influenced how British women represented their own desired emancipation in novels, poetry, drama, romances, and fictional treatises. She argues that canonical women writers such as Florence Nightingale and George Eliot - and less canonical figures such as Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper (who wrote poetry and drama together under the name 'Michael Field') and Elinor Glyn (best known for turning her controversial romances into successful films) - incorporated their knowledge of ancient Egyptian women's cultural power in only a limited fashion when presenting their visions for emancipation. Often, they represented ancient Greek women or Italian Renaissance women rather than ancient Egyptian women, since Greek and Italian cultures were more familiar and less threatening to their British audience.
British Women Writers of the Romantic Period: An Anthology of Their Literary Criticism
British Women Writers of the Romantic Period
An Anthology of Their Literary Criticism
Hardcover      ISBN: 0230205763
This timely anthology offers a broad selection of critical texts--introductions, prefaces, periodical essays, literary reviews--written by women of the Romantic era. The collection offers fuel for some of the most topical debates in British Romantic period studies including professionalism, nationalism and the literary canon.
British Women Writers of the Romantic Period: An Anthology of Their Literary Criticism
British Women Writers of the Romantic Period
An Anthology of Their Literary Criticism
Paperback      ISBN: 0230205771
This timely anthology offers a broad selection of critical texts--introductions, prefaces, periodical essays, literary reviews--written by women of the Romantic era. The collection offers fuel for some of the most topical debates in British Romantic period studies including professionalism, nationalism and the literary canon.
British Women's Short Supernatural Fiction, 1860–1930: Our Own Ghostliness
British Women's Short Supernatural Fiction, 1860–1930
Our Own Ghostliness
Hardcover      ISBN: 3030271412
British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury: 1840s and 1850s
British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury
1840s and 1850s
Hardcover      ISBN: 3319782258
British Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century: Authorship, Politics And History
British Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century
Authorship, Politics And History
Hardcover      ISBN: 140394931x
British and North American scholars of literature look at specific authors and works, and general features of women's writing from 1660 to 1830. Their topics include the novels of Sarah Scott, ivory miniatures and the art of Jane Austen, Hobbesian obligation and the durability of romance in Aphra Behn's Love-Letters, and Hannah More and conservative feminism. The 11 papers are from a July 2003 conference at the opening of the Chawton House Library in Hampshire. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing and Screen Adaptation
Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing and Screen Adaptation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0230574394
"Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing and Screen Adaptation charts a new chapter in the changing fortunes of a unique cultural phenomenon. This book examines the afterlives of the Byronic hero through the work of nineteenth-century women writers and screen adaptations of their fiction. It is a timely reassessment of Byron's enduring legacy during the nineteenth century and beyond, focusing on the charged and unstable literary dialogues between Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and a Romantic icon whose presence takes centre stage in recent screen adaptations of their most celebrated novels. The broad interdisciplinary lens employed in this book concentrates on the conflicted rewritings of Byron's poetry, his 'heroic' protagonists, and the cult of Byronism in nineteenth-century novels from Pride and Prejudice to Middlemarch, and extends outwards to the reappearance of Byronic heroes on film and in television series over the last two decades. "--