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Elizabeth Montagu: The Making of a Female Critic

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/9780198117674.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Elizabeth Montagu (nee Robinson), who became an outspoken female critic. Despite the different problems in her life, Montagu strove to manage her interests and her ... 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


Living Muse 1780–1785

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Hannah More's transition from playwright to Evangelical activist. She was now part of the bluestocking circle, a friend of Elizabeth Montagu and Elizabeth Carter, and was ... More


The Importance of Bulstrode

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/9780198117674.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the different events that occurred in Bulstrode, which ultimately became the basis of the ‘bluestocking circle’ activities that Elizabeth Montagu soon undertook upon her ... 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


The Garrick Years 1774–1779

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between 1774 and his death in 1779, Hannah More was a close friend of David Garrick and his wife, Eva Marie Veigel, and her account of his retirement from the stage in the same year is one of the ... More


The gender politics of ‘bluestocking philosophy’

Ann Brooks

in Women, Politics and the Public Sphere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447330639
eISBN:
9781447341383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330639.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the gender politics of ‘bluestocking philosophy’. The idea of a single, unified conceptualization of what constituted a bluestocking and what was understood as a bluestocking ... More


Women writers: setting the terms of the debate

Ann Brooks

in Women, Politics and the Public Sphere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447330639
eISBN:
9781447341383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330639.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the idea of the bluestockings and other women writers and how they were partially enfranchised by the expansion of print culture in the 18th century. Many of the bluestockings ... More


Majority (1767–70)

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Continuing on from chapter 2, this chapter charts the Duke of Buccleuch’s life and career on his return from his Grand Tour in 1766, including his marriage to Lady Elizabeth Montagu, the death of his ... More


The Letters

Karen Green (ed.)

in The Correspondence of Catharine Macaulay

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190934453
eISBN:
9780190934491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934453.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The discussion of the letters involves the history of the appearance of the bulk of these letters at auction in 1992, the earlier preservation of the correspondence by Macaulay’s female descendants, ... More


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