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Gender and the fictions of the public sphere, 1690-1755

Author: Anthony Pollock
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge studies in eighteenth-century literature, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Discusses the proper extent of women's participation in English public life during 1690s to the 1750s. This book reveals a critique of the early liberal public sphere being articulated by women  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Pollock
ISBN: 9780415990042 0415990041 9780203891087 0203891082
OCLC Number: 213466217
Notes: A study of feminist and counter-feminist writing in the eighteenth century.
Description: viii, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Models and countermodels of English public discourse, 1690-1714. Learned oracles, muck-spattered spies, and academic activists: the politics of English publicness from Dunton to Addison ; Neutering Addison and Steele: aesthetic failure and the spectatorial public sphere ; Gender, ridicule, and the satire of liberal reform: Manley, Mandeville and the female tatler --
Part II: Tory feminism and the gendered reader, Astell to Haywood. Astell, Whig publicness, and the problem of female specularity ; Voyeurism, feminist impartiality, and cultural authority: Haywood and the Addisonian periodical.
Series Title: Routledge studies in eighteenth-century literature, 4.
Responsibility: Anthony Pollock.
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