The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830.

By: Brock, Claire, DrMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPalgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006Description: 1 online resource (256 p.)ISBN: 9780230286450Subject(s): European literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | European literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | European literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Fame -- History -- 18th century | Fame -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830DDC classification: 809.033 | 809.892709409033 | 809/.892709409033 LOC classification: PN751 .B76 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Feminizing Fame; 1 'A New Sort of Glory': Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 'little philosophical chemistry' and the Reach of Rousseauvian Fame in Eighteenth-Century Britain; 2 Catharine Macaulay: 'triumph[ant], when alive, o'er future fate'; 3 Mary Robinson and the 'splendour of a name'; 4 Inflating Frances Burney; 5 Germaine de Staël: 'When one can no longer find peace of mind in obscurity, it is necessary to look for strength in celebrity'; 6 William Hazlitt, On Being Brilliant: The Spirit of the Age; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography
Index
Summary: This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore ''The age of personality''s'' obsession with instantaneous publicity.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Feminizing Fame; 1 'A New Sort of Glory': Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 'little philosophical chemistry' and the Reach of Rousseauvian Fame in Eighteenth-Century Britain; 2 Catharine Macaulay: 'triumph[ant], when alive, o'er future fate'; 3 Mary Robinson and the 'splendour of a name'; 4 Inflating Frances Burney; 5 Germaine de Staël: 'When one can no longer find peace of mind in obscurity, it is necessary to look for strength in celebrity'; 6 William Hazlitt, On Being Brilliant: The Spirit of the Age; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography

Index

This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore ''The age of personality''s'' obsession with instantaneous publicity.

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CLAIRE BROCK is a Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Leicester, UK. She has published articles in History Workshop Journal, Women's Writing and Studies in Romanticism and is the author of a monograph on the career of the astronomer Caroline Herschel. She is currently working on a book about women and the physical sciences from Caroline Herschel to Mary Somerville and was the recipient of the British Society for the History of Science's 2004 Singer Prize for an article on Mary Somerville.

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