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Women, writing, and the public sphere : 1700-1830

Examining the dynamic relation between women and the public sphere between 1700 and 1830, this text draws on literary and visual evidence to raise questions of scandal and display, improvement, virtue and morality
Print Book, English, 2001
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2001
xii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780521771061, 0521771064
Introduction: women, writing and representation / Elizabeth Eger [and others]
Coffee-women, The spectator and the public sphere in the early eighteenth century / Markman Ellis
Misses, murderesses and magdalens: women in the public eye / Caroline Gonda
The choice of Hercules: the polite arts and 'female excellence' in eighteenth-century London / Charlotte Grant
Representing culture: The nine living muses of Great Britain (1779) / Elizabeth Eger
A moral purchase: femininity, commerce and abolition, 1788-1792 / Kate Davies
Bluestocking feminism / Gary Kelly
Catharine Macaulay: history, republicanism and the public sphere / Susan Wiseman
Gender, nation and revolution : Maria Edgeworth and Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis / Cliona Ó Gallchoir
Salons, alps and cordilleras: Helen Maria Williams, Alex von Humboldt and the discourse of romantic travel / Nigel Leask
The most public sphere of all : the family / Sylvana Tomaselli
Theorising public opinion: Elizabeth Hamilton's model of self, sympathy and society / Penny Warburton
Intimate connections: scandalous memoirs and epistolary indiscretion / Mary Jacobus