Craciun, Adriana, Dr.

British Women Writers and the French Revolution : Citizens of the World - Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. - 1 online resource (238 p.) - eBooks on Demand Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print . - Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print .

Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Women and revolutionary cosmopolitanism -- Women, nation and nationalism -- 1 Female Philosophers: Women and the 'Word War' of the 1790s -- The empress of Female Philosophers -- Philosopher whores -- Satanic Jacobins -- Embodying the Female Philosopher -- Loyal subjects and good Christians -- Internationalism -- 2 Mary Robinson and Radical Politics: The French Connection -- Robinson's occasional poems -- Robinson and radical print culture -- Conclusion: Robinson's feminist Francophilia Appendix 1: January 1794 timeline -- Appendix 2: Letter from 'Tabitha Bramble' to Robert Dundas -- 3 Virtue and Terror: Robespierre, Williams and the Corruption of Revolutionary Ideals -- Romanticism's 'sympathy with power' -- Helen Maria Williams and the sex of terror -- The Incorruptible -- The romance of Robespierre -- Representing Robespierre -- Republican marriage -- Conclusion: Williams and revolutionary regimes: new directions -- 4 Citizens of the World: The Émigrés in the British Imagination -- Displacement and the just society -- The asylum of the unfortunate Beyond naturalization and nationalization: Charlotte Smith's cosmopolitan novels -- An American mirage -- Conclusion: the limits of cosmopolitanism -- Epilogue: Napoleonic Challenges and Cosmopolitan Legacies -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y

This new volume in the series 'Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print' illuminates the significant extent to which British women writers cultivated a radicalized cosmopolitanism through their engagement with French revolutionary politics. British women were drawn to France for both its ancien régimeassociations as "the paradise of lady wits" (to quote Fanny Burney), and its revolutionary politics that extended across gender and national lines. Most visible in the 1790s writings of Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, Anna Laetitia Barbauld and Helen Maria Williams, yet persisting through the rise and fall of Napoleon in the works of Francophiles like Anne Plumptre and Lady Morgan, revolutionary cosmopolitanism flourished in women's writings of the Romantic era.

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English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- French influences.
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Literature and the revolution.
Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Revolutionary literature, English -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.


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