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Title The history of British women's writing. Volume six, 1830-1880 / edited by Lucy Hartley.
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Series The history of British women's writing ; volume 6
Subject English literature -- Great Britain -- Women authors -- History and criticism -- 19th century.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History.
Alt Name Hartley, Lucy,
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Introduction : the 'business' or writing women / Lucy Hartley -- Part I: divisions of writing. The feminisation of literary culture / Joanne Shattock -- Gender, authorship, and the periodical press / Alexis Easley -- The professional woman writer -- Part II: reading places. Mapping the nation : Scotland and Britain / Suzanne Gilbert -- Representing Ireland / Margaret Kelleher -- Runaway discourse : women write slavery, race, and empire / Cora Kaplan -- Women writers and the provincial novel / Josephine McDonagh -- Library lives of women / Susan David Bernstein -- Part III: writing genres. Travel writing / Ella Dzelzainis -- Religious genres / Julie Melnyk -- Women playwrights and the London stage / Sharon Aronofsky Weltman -- Life writing / Valerie Sanders -- Scientific and medical genres / Claire Brock -- Part IV: reading women writing modernity -- Creativity / Alison Chapman -- Sensation, art, and capital / Lucy Hartley -- Writing across the class divide / Florence S. Boos -- Friendship and intimacy / Jill Rappaport -- Sympathy / Carolyn Burdett.
Summary This volume charts the rise of professional women writers across diverse fields of intellectual enquiry and through different modes of writing in the period immediately before and during the reign of Queen Victoria. It demonstrates how, between 1830 and 1880, the woman writer became an agent of cultural formation and contestation, appealing to and enabling the growth of female readership while issuing a challenge to the authority of male writers and critics. Of especial importance were changing definitions of marriage, family and nation, of class, and of morality as well as new conceptions of sexuality and gender, and of sympathy and sensation. The result is a richly textured account of a radical and complex process of feminization whereby formal innovations in the different modes of writing by women became central to the aesthetic, social, and political formation of British culture and society in the nineteenth century.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 10, 2018).
ISBN 9781137584656 electronic book
1137584653 electronic book
OCLC # 1055042043
Additional Format Print version: 9781137584649