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Novel histories : British women writing history, 1760-1830

Author: Lisa Kasmer
Publisher: Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Novel Histories: British Women Writing History, 1760-1830 explores issues of historical and literary genres, historiography, and the gendering of civic and literary roles. It demonstrates the new and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Catharine Macaulay; Sophia Lee; Ann Yearsley; Helen Maria Williams; Jane Porter; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Lucy Aikin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Kasmer
ISBN: 9781611474954 1611474957 9781611474961 1611474965
OCLC Number: 755698785
Description: x, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The literariness of history --
"My heart will stand the test": Catharine Macaulay and sympathetic history --
Traditional genre and naive historical narrative --
Political critique in Sophia Lee's tTe recess and Ann Yearsley's Earl Goodwin --
The "collapse" of history and the imaginary --
Helen Maria Williams and the "Regendering" of history --
Jane Porter's novel histories: "Romancing" the British nation --
Mary Shelley's foreclosed history in Valperga --
"Narrativity" and feminist history --
"The worthy associates of the best efforts of the best men": Lucy Aikin's Epistles on women and memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth --
Conclusion: histories that are novel.
Responsibility: Lisa Kasmer.
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Kasmer (Clark Univ.) incorporates revisionary studies of both Enlightenment historiography and women's writing in her argument. These revisionary narratives complicate the intersection of genre and Read more...

 
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