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Women write back : strategies of response and the dynamics of European literary culture, 1790-1805

Author: Stephanie M Hilger
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2009.
Series: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 124.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women Write Back explores late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century women's responses to texts written by well-known Enlightenment figures. Stephanie Hilger investigates the authorial strategies employed by Karoline von Gunderrode, Ellis Cornelia Knight, Julie de Krudener, and Helen Maria Williams, whose works engage Voltaire's Mahomet, Johnson's Rasselas, Goethe's Werther, and Rousseau's Julie. The analysis of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ellis Cornelia Knight; Karoline von Günderode; Barbara Juliane von Krüdener; Helen Maria Williams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie M Hilger
ISBN: 9789042025783 9042025786
OCLC Number: 373146055
Description: 175 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : women write back --
Gender and genre : Helen Maria Williams' Julia, a novel --
Adventurous tales : Ellis Cornelia Knight's Dinarbas, a tale : being a continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia --
Staging Islam : Karoline von Günderrode's Mahomed, der prophet von Mekka --
The letter and the body : Julia de Krüdener's Valérie --
Conclusion : writing back, reading forward.
Series Title: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 124.
Other Titles: Strategies of response and the dynamics of European literary culture, 1790-1805
Responsibility: Stephanie M. Hilger.

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"Women Write Back explores late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century women's responses to texts written by well-known Enlightenment figures. Stephanie Hilger investigates the authorial strategies employed by Karoline von Gunderrode, Ellis Cornelia Knight, Julie de Krudener, and Helen Maria Williams, whose works engage Voltaire's Mahomet, Johnson's Rasselas, Goethe's Werther, and Rousseau's Julie. The analysis of these women's texts sheds light on the literary culture of a period that deemed itself not only enlightened but also egalitarian."--Jacket.

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