Normal view MARC view ISBD view

British Women Writers and the French Revolution : Citizens of the World

By: Craciun, Adriana, Dr.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005Description: 1 online resource (238 p.).ISBN: 9780230501881.Subject(s): 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 centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: British Women Writers and the French Revolution : Citizens of the WorldDDC classification: 820.9/358 LOC classification: PR129.F8 -- C73 2005ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number URL Status Date due Barcode
Electronic Book UT Tyler Online
Online
PR129.F8 C | PR129.F8 C73 2005eb (Browse shelf) http://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=257362 Available EBL257362

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.

Description based upon print version of record.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

Historians have long seen the 1790s as an important period in the development of nationalism throughout Europe, but the decade also saw developments in cosmopolitanism as self-proclaimed "citizens of the world" understood themselves to belong to a larger and more inclusive community than the nation. Craciun (Birkbeck College, Univ. of London) looks at the ways British women developed a radical version of cosmopolitanism during the French Revolution. She gives particular attention to Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson, Helen Maria Williams, Charlotte Smith, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld, but she also considers some later writers (e.g., Lady Morgan) and some conservatives (e.g., Hannah More). In one chapter the author takes up English reactions to Robespierre and the Terror; in another she considers the place of the many emigres who fled Revolutionary France. This study is among the first to bring together the strands of Jacobinism, cosmopolitanism, and feminist studies in the 1790s and early 1800s. Few of the authors central to the book are widely taught in undergraduate classes so the title will be most important to advanced scholars. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. J. T. Lynch Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark

Author notes provided by Syndetics

ADRIANA CRACIUN is the author of Fatal Women of Romanticism (2003) and the co-editor of Rebellious Hearts: British Women Writers and the French Revolution (2001). She has published widely on women's writings in the Romantic period, and teaches British literature and critical theory at Birkbeck, University of London, UK.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.