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The Ladies Mercury

Nicola Parsons

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Nicola Parsons’ essay explores at length importance of the Ladies Mercury (1693), the first periodical addressed specifically to women, insisting upon its independence from Dunton’s Athenian Mercury ... More


John Dunton and the Invention of the Feminine Private

Mary Beth Norton

in Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449499
eISBN:
9780801460890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449499.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how John Dunton, editor and publisher of the Athenian Mercury, and his colleagues advanced the notion of the feminine private sphere in the 1690s. The Athenian Mercury filled a ... More


John Dunton’s Ladies Mercury and the Eighteenth-Century Female Subject

Slaney Chadwick Ross

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Highlighting the role that surveillance culture and rhetoric plays in early periodical writing, Slaney Chadwick Ross argues that women’s surveillance activities and the contributions of female ... More


Dunton and Singer after the Athenian Mercury: Two Plots of Platonic Love

Dustin D. Stewart

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Dustin Stewart revisits the well-known but poorly understood relationship between John Dunton and Elizabeth Singer Rowe, the ‘Pindarick Lady’ whose poetry became a major feature of Dunton’s ... More


Hackney Apollo, 1685–1711

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Aaron Hill's early life from 1685-1711. He has mastered the art of self-invention at an early age, publishing a lavish oriental travelogue at age 24 with a subscription list of ... More


Periodicals and the Problem of Women’s Learning

James Robert Wood

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

One of the questions published in the 23 May 1691 issue of The Athenian Mercury (1690-7) was ‘Whether it be proper for Women to be Learned?’ In this essay, James Wood takes the question of the ... More


Introduction: Women and the Birth of Periodical Culture

Jennie Batchelor and Manushag N. Powell

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The editors of this volume assert that periodical studies and feminist studies within the British eighteenth century are inseparable activities. While male authors dominated eighteenth-century ... More


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