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Eating her words: The politics of commensality in Frances Burney’s fiction and letters

Sarah Moss

in Spilling the Beans: Eating, Cooking, Reading and Writing in British Women's Fiction, 1770-1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076510
eISBN:
9781781702710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076510.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter, which focuses on the politics of commensality that can be found in Frances Burney's letters and fiction, shows that commensality in Burney's fiction means the coming together around the ... More


‘Unconscious of her own double appearance’: Fanny Burney’s Brighton

Leya Landau

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Better known for her literary representations of Georgian London, Fanny Burney’s final, post-revolutionary novel, The Wanderer (1814), extends a more complex and radical geography than her earlier ... More


Burney: Writing Life and Fiction

Karin Kukkonen

in 4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190913045
eISBN:
9780190913076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913045.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces the interfaces between Frances Burney’s use of embodied language in her novels and her life-writing in journals and diaries. It considers how Burney inhabits a world of letters ... More


Appearance as Experience: Three Women’s Texts about Taste of the 1770s

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Taking three texts about taste by women in the 1770s as examples, this chapter argues that the discourse of taste, after mid-century, disadvantages women in two distinct ways. It identifies them as ... More


A Pacific Celebrity and the Portrait That Worked

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 7 picks up Mai’s story after his arrival in Britain and marries it with Reynolds’s story through the momentous years of 1774 to 1776. First, we focus on Mai. The First Admiral, Lord Sandwich, ... More


Spilling the Beans: Eating, Cooking, Reading and Writing in British Women's Fiction, 1770-1830

Sarah Moss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076510
eISBN:
9781781702710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076510.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The study of food in literature complicates established critical positions. Both a libidinal pleasure and the ultimate commodity, food in fiction can represent sex as well as money, and brings the ... More


Diagnosing the (American) Crisis in Foote’s The Cozeners and Burney’s Evelina

Ashley L. Cohen

in The Global Indies: British Imperial Culture and the Reshaping of the World, 1756-1815

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300239973
eISBN:
9780300255690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300239973.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter contributes to the ongoing scholarly reassessment of the so called American Crisis, which was actually experienced — and in many ways is still best understood — as a global crisis in ... More


Schoolboy Readers: John Newbery’s Goody Two-Shoes and Licensed War

JAN FERGUS

in Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297825
eISBN:
9780191711244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the boys at Rugby School. A sense of who they were is gained by looking at the nine who paid to read Frances Burney's Cecilia as soon as Samuel Clay's circulating library made ... More


Bluestocking Women and Rational Female Fiction

Betty A. Schellenberg and Karen O’Brien

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines views on the emerging novel developed by a loose network of mid-eighteenth-century women who came to be known as the Bluestocking circle, and the legacy of these views for ... More


Trivial Pursuits

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Privacy: Concealing the Eighteenth-Century Self

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768601
eISBN:
9780226768618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768618.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines several eighteenth-century diaries in England. It discusses hints of self-consciousness in certain diaries and argues that what we protect when we protect our privacy is often ... More


Authors

Rachel M. Brownstein

in Why Jane Austen?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter talks about eighteenth-century women's authorship. The pre-texts of two unsigned first novels that support Jane Austen's brief career as a publishing writer suggests the predicament of ... More


The Novel of Manners

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses its attention to the details that create and form the novel of manners. During the final decades of the eighteenth century, a new subgenre evolved through the experiments of ... More


The Narrative Picturesque

Cynthia Wall

in Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467665
eISBN:
9780226467979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467979.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter gathers together the various patterns of eighteenth-century architectural, typographical, and linguistic approaches into an analysis of the changes in narrative patterns. ... More


‘Full of pretty stories’: Fiction in the Lady’s Magazine (1770–1832)

Jenny DiPlacidi

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/9781474419659.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Magazine fiction in eighteenth-century periodical publications such as the Lady’s Magazine has, on the whole, been disparaged as unoriginal, derivative work produced by amateurs. Jenny DiPlacidi’s ... More


The Prepositional Building

Cynthia Wall

in Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467665
eISBN:
9780226467979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467979.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The architectural approach begins with the park gate lodge--a prepositional sort of building, pre-positioned in front of the house to initiate the winding approach but bypassed and overlooked by ... More


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