Tag: women

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

Romantic Outlaws via popmatters.com

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

Anna Maria Bennett letter (1785)
by Michael L. Taylor
LSU Library

[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…

Syllabus: Reinventing Literary History: Women and Culture

First-Year Seminar/Spring 2011 Course Description: Students in First-Year Seminars will develop their skills in critical reading and analysis, writing, and effective speaking.  They will assess and use textual evidence in support of oral and written arguments.  Finally, they will explore important issues through significant texts ranging across genres, disciplines, and historical periods.  The object of “Reinventing…