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Queering Progress: Anna Seward and Llangollen Vale

JoEllen DeLucia

in A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695942
eISBN:
9781474408677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695942.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Drawing on evidence from the published and unpublished letters of the second-generation Bluestocking and poet Anna Seward, this chapter argues that her immersion in Enlightenment theories of ... More


The Merchants’ Children

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is a joint study of the childhood and adolescent experiences of William Wilberforce and Marianne Sykes. Their two families were part of the Hull mercantile elite and their mothers were ... More


Making It Personal

Deidre Shauna Lynch

in Loving Literature: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183701
eISBN:
9780226183848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226183848.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

After surveying early-eighteenth-century poetic miscellanies that--thanks to their topical organization--disappoint our expectation that aesthetic experience should be a scene of personal congress, ... More


9 Dante and British Romantic Women Writers: Writing the Nation, Defining National Culture

Diego Saglia

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses various female authors' views of the nation (England, Britain, Italy, or an abstract entity) as a political and cultural structure in the mirror of Dante and his verse. It ... More


Anna Seward (1747–1809)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0055
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Anna Seward was an unmarried poet, novelist, and essayist known for her relationships with women. As a young girl, Seward became close to Honora Sneyd, who was adopted by the Seward family. She wrote ... More


Intimates

Robert Mayer

in Walter Scott and Fame: Authors and Readers in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794820
eISBN:
9780191836435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794820.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

‘Intimates’ treats correspondents who were close to Scott, classed as mentors (but not patrons) or confidants. These correspondents include two Dukes of Buccleuch, Lady Louisa Stuart, J. B. S. ... More


Our Paris Correspondent: Helen Maria Williams (1761–1827)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Liberal women writers in the 1790s were attacked more vehemently than their male counterparts. Helen Maria Williams’s literary star rose faster and fell further than any other member of the ‘lost ... More


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