Tag: gender

Romantic Outlaws (Chapters 21-30): Motherhood, Literature, and Rebellion

Chapters 21-30 of Charlotte Gordon’s Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her Daughter, Mary Shelley examine the relationship between authors’ biographies and their fiction, their romances, and their partnerships. While this segment of the book includes deeply intriguing criticism regarding the writing process and the ideal romantic partnership, Gordon has several disconcerting…

Behn’s Badass Bibliotheque: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik Q&A

Welcome to our first Behn’s Badass Bibliotheque summer book group post! Alaina Pincus, general editor of ABO Public, and Shea Stuart, 18th Century and Pop Culture section editor, discuss His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik, which is the first book in her Temeraire series. The novel is a fantasy set during the Napoleonic Wars in which…

The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1818): Understanding the Emergence of a Genre

The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1818): Understanding the Emergence of a GenreThe project “The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1818): Understanding the Emergence of a Genre” is a two-year Leverhulme Trust project run out of the University of Kent by Jennie Batchelor, Koenraad Claes and Jenny DiPlacidi. Its aims are to make this enduringly popular, influential but neglected periodical accessible…

Syllabus: The Courtship Novel in England

EN 2348 Spring 2008 Course Description: This course examines the courtship novel – a specific type of novel that treats the time between a young woman’s entrance into society and her marriage as the most important time in her life.  One could argue that courtship novels are still being written today; however, we’re going to…

Assignment: The Courtship Novel in England

EN 2348 Spring 2008: The Courtship Novel in England The Research Assignment Early in the semester I will arbitrarily divide you into groups. Each group will be assigned a particular topic and a particular novel.  Each person in the group will be responsible for writing a summary of a text I assign that pertains to the topic.  As a…

Syllabus: Women and the Enlightenment: Readings in Intellectual and Literary History, 1660-1800

Syllabus: Women and the Enlightenment: Readings in Intellectual and Literary History, 1660-1800 Fall 2011 If all men are born free, how is it that all Women are born slaves? Mary Astell, “Preface,” Some Reflections Upon Marriage (1706) Course Description: Enlightenment writers imagined a world transformed by human endeavour–both intellectual and practical. This course will study women’s…