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‘A Buried Talent’: The Writings of Catherine Talbot

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Catherine Talbot, who was considered to be a naturally gifted writer. Talbot's works began to circulate in manuscript when she was very young, and her prose and poetry were ... More


Performing Madam Britannia and the Blessing of Example

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at some women who were claimed by their contemporaries as examples to the nation or as women who benefited the public. It begins with Elizabeth Burnet, who was involved in the ... More


Ossianic History and Bluestocking Feminism

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/9780748695942.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the Bluestockings’ role in the development of the Scottish Enlightenment’s cross-cultural theories of human development and in the popularization of their literary equivalent, ... More


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