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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


Conversing with Pictures: The Periodical and the Polite

Brean S. Hammond

in Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112990
eISBN:
9780191670909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter amplifies the account of the ‘novelization’ of literary culture. It begins by defining ‘the polite’ and considering the ideological work that its various manifestations were required to ... 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


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


Booksellers and the Book Trade: John Dunton, Edmund Curll, Grub Street, and the Rise of Bernard Lintot

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Prolific publishers including John Dunton and Edmund Curll sought to provide inexpensive literary entertainments for their readers with periodicals such as The Athenian Oracle and topical ... 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


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


Introduction

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/9780801449499.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores the way women were viewed by Anglo-American culture in the middle decades of the eighteenth century, with particular emphasis on changing ideas regarding gendered definitions of ... More


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