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Educating Women: Schooling and Identity in England and France, 1800-1867

Christina de Bellaigue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199289981
eISBN:
9780191710995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289981.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

An increasing number of middle-class families started to take the education of their daughters seriously during the first part of the 19th century, and boarding-schools were multiplying on both sides ... More


‘Openings without Limit’: Feminist Revisions of Settler Emigration

Jude Piesse

in British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832–1877

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198752967
eISBN:
9780191814433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752967.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Victorian feminist and women’s magazines contravened the gender dynamics of mainstream settler emigration discourses by producing positive visions of female emigrant mobility ... More


Claiming Medicine as a Profession for Women: The English Woman’s Journal’s Campaign for Female Doctors

Teja Varma Pusapati

in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474433907
eISBN:
9781474465120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter highlights a model of active femininity that places young women outside the domestic sphere. Pusapati explores the support extended to the mid-century campaign for women’s entry into ... More


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

Mary Beth Norton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449499
eISBN:
9780801460890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449499.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book offers a bold genealogy that shows how gender came to determine the right of access to the Anglo-American public sphere by the middle of the eighteenth century. Earlier, high-status men and ... More


Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Susmita Roye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Mothering India concentrates on early Indian women’s fiction, not only evaluating their contribution to the rise of Indian Writing in English (IWE), but also exploring how they reassessed and ... More


Aphra Behn (1640–1689)

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/9780199743483.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

One of the first English women to make her living by writing, Aphra Behn took revolutionary inspiration from libertinism. In 1663, Behn traveled to Suriname, using her experience there to write the ... More


Burning Matters: Sati

Susmita Roye

in Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Sati in British India came to simultaneously refer to the widow-burning rite as well as to the self-immolating widow. With growing imperialist interests in the Empire in India, the British ... More


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