Women Writers in the Romantic Age

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Englisches Seminar), course: Romanticism in the Light of Cultural Studies, language: English, ...

Author: Liwanag Hüttenmüller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640447268

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Englisches Seminar), course: Romanticism in the Light of Cultural Studies, language: English, abstract: The time of Romanticism is historically regarded as a masculine phenomenon. As Anne K. Mellor pointed out, Romanticism as a literary movement was constructed and defined by a masculine discourse and ideology, a “masculine Romanticism”. This masculine Romanticism is the traditional understanding of the literary movement – based on the writings and thoughts of the five canonical writers Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Mellor suggests that “feminine Romanticism” occurs to recover the erased and neglected voices of women writers within this movement. To understand these differences of masculine and feminine Romanticism, one has to realize that both terms serve as an ideological gender construction, not in terms of the author ́s sex. To analyse female romantic literature also means to consider the division of ́private ́ and ́public ́ sphere occuring in the eighteenth century, a phenomenon that should be discussed in the following chapter. This paper aims to show how women writers could made a career in the male-dominated time of Romanticism. In order to show the problems they experienced within a patriarchal society, I will explore the subordination of women by a construction of femininity which did not grant them the status of rational thinking subjects. For this purpose I have chosen the example of Mary Wollstonecraft, the revolutionary founder of feminism. Wollstonecraft was not only a writer herself, but she was also the wife of the well-known political philosopher, William Godwin, and she gave birth to Mary Godwin Shelley, the famous author of Frankenstein. As a member of the literary circle around Joseph Johnson, she was surrounded by famous contemporary writers and was involved in literary relationships within her own family circle.

An Anthology

The collection includes The Heir of Mondolfo, The Invisible Girl, and Maurice, Or, The Fisher's Cot. The stories all revolve around a love that has the power to overcome all evils and transform men deeply.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781427019936

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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An Anthology is a compilation of several stories by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The collection includes The Heir of Mondolfo, The Invisible Girl, and Maurice, Or, The Fisher's Cot. The stories all revolve around a love that has the power to overcome all evils and transform men deeply. Shelley describes life at sea as perfectly as life on land. She pits family bonds against the destructive forces of nature.

The Female Reader

The first educational anthology published by a woman, for & about women. Displays Wollstonecraft's literary eclecticism, early interest in education, & hitherto undocumented religious orientation.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint

ISBN: UVA:X000358112

Category: Literary Criticism

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The first educational anthology published by a woman, for & about women. Displays Wollstonecraft's literary eclecticism, early interest in education, & hitherto undocumented religious orientation.

Wollstonecraft s Daughters

See A Wollstonecraft Anthology , ed . Janet Todd , ( Bloomington and London , Indiana University Press , 1977 ) , p . 65. As a Tory and High Church journal , this may not be surprising . 13 Quoted by Mitzi Myers , ' Politics from the ...

Author: Clarissa Campbell Orr

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719042410

Category: Women's rights

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This work explores Mary Wollstonecraft's 19th-century legacy in relation to three themes integral to her work: the nature of motherhood, religion and the empowerment of women, and women's contribution to the sciences of man. The introduction provides a comparative framework for French and English women and situates each essay within current historical debates.

Romanticism and Revolution

Romanticism and Revolution: A Readerpresents an anthology of the key texts that both defined the debate over the French Revolution during the 1790s and influenced the Romantic authors.

Author: Jon Mee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444393499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Romanticism and Revolution: A Readerpresents an anthology of the key texts that both defined the debate over the French Revolution during the 1790s and influenced the Romantic authors. Presents readings chronologically to allow readers to experience the unfolding of the debate as it occurred in the 1790s Provides an accessible and in-depth sampling of the major contributors to the Revolution debate, from Price, Burke, and Paine to Wollstonecraft and Godwin

An Anthology

The collection includes The Heir of Mondolfo, The Invisible Girl, and Maurice, Or, The Fisher's Cot. The stories all revolve around a love that has the power to overcome all evils and transform men deeply.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442942400

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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