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The muses of resistance : laboring-class women's poetry in Britain, 1739-1796

Author: Donna Landry
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
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A 1990 study of the remarkable by neglected laboring-class women poets of the eighteenth century.

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Landry, Donna.
Muses of resistance.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)874667218
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Landry
ISBN: 052137412X 9780521374125
OCLC Number: 20561436
Description: ix, 325 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Sensibility and slavery: the discourse or working-women's verse: Textuality and subjectivity, the politics of unfettered female genius. The unhappy alliance of Ann Yearsley and Hannah More: a parable for feminism. Pastoral and georgic transformations. Disputing the rule of the fathers. Versifying the Scriptures. That ravishing supplement --
The resignation of Mary Collier: some problems in feminist literary history. Reading The Woman's Labour. Patronage and conservatism --
A English Sappho brilliant , young and dead? Mary Leapor laughs at the fathers. The "sapphic" muse. Patronage and patronizing relations. Reading Crumble-Hall --
The complex contradictions of Ann Yearsley: working-class writer, bourgeois subject: The "savage" muse. The pleasures of the text - with a vengeance. Domesticating the political and the politics of domesticity --
Laboring in pastures new: the two Elizabeths: Elizabeth Hands on the pastoral. Elizabeth Bentley, the "Norwich maiden". --
Other others: the marginality of cultural difference: Janet Little breaks into Scots. Slavery and sensibility: Phillis Wheatley within the fracture --
The 1790s and after: revolutions that as yet have no model: "Revolutionary women" in Britain as impure contradiction. Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More reconsidered. Feminist and democratic ideology at the limit. The Turkish prejudice. A shifting limit: Wollstonecraft's The Wrongs of Woman: Or, Maria. A Fragment. After 1800: from class combativeness to the dejection of Ann Candler and the conservatism of Elizabeth Bentley.
Responsibility: Donna Landry.
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"For anyone interested in women's poetry, in class politics and art, or in eighteenth-century literature, this book is a real find." The Women's Review of Books

 
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