British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820

British Women Writers and the Writing of History Until recently history writing has been understood as a male enclave from which women were restricted particularly prior to the nineteenth century The first book to look at British women writers and

  • Title: British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820
  • Author: Devoney Looser
  • ISBN: 9780801879050
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Until recently, history writing has been understood as a male enclave from which women were restricted, particularly prior to the nineteenth century The first book to look at British women writers and their contributions to historiography during the long eighteenth century, British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670 1820, asks why, rather than writing historyUntil recently, history writing has been understood as a male enclave from which women were restricted, particularly prior to the nineteenth century The first book to look at British women writers and their contributions to historiography during the long eighteenth century, British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670 1820, asks why, rather than writing history that included their own sex, some women of this period chose to write the same kind of history as men one that marginalized or excluded women altogether But as Devoney Looser demonstrates, although British women s historically informed writings were not necessarily feminist or even female focused, they were intimately involved in debates over and conversations about the genre of history.Looser investigates the careers of Lucy Hutchinson, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Charlotte Lennox, Catharine Macaulay, Hester Lynch Piozzi, and Jane Austen and shows how each of their contributions to historical discourse differed greatly as a result of political, historical, religious, class, and generic affiliations Adding their contributions to accounts of early modern writing refutes the assumption that historiography was an exclusive men s club and that fiction was the only prose genre open to women.

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    1. Devoney Looser

      Hello I m Devoney Looser, Professor of English at Arizona State U I also go by Stone Cold Jane Austen, especially on roller skates.My book, The Making of Jane Austen Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017 was named a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book Nonfiction and winner of the IHE Reader s Choice Award Learn at makingjaneausten where there are also extra illustrations that didn t make it into the book Check out the 3 minute book trailer here youtube watch v wrb3TP S I pronounce my name DEV oh knee LOH zer What doesn t kill you makes you stronger

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