Tag: women

Outlander Recap: Season Three, Episodes 7-8

Today’s re-cap covers Episodes 7 and 8 of Season Three of Outlander, “Crème de Menthe” and “First Wife.” These episodes complicate some of the narrative’s confidence in Jamie and Claire’s relationship that we saw in Episodes 6 and 7, where, as Jessica Cook pointed out in our last review, Claire doesn’t hesitate to assure Jamie…

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…

Hell Hath No Fury like an 18th-Century Woman Scorned

[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“May you breathe your last in the arms of a prostitute, and may you find to your everlasting terror a solemn truth that there is a hereafter”- Anna Marie Bennett Letters[/pullquote] Louisiana State University  is host to The George De Forest Collection, a sizable collection of both European and American manuscript…