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Mary Hays and Revolutionary Sensibility

Gary Kelly

in Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790–1827

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122722
eISBN:
9780191671524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122722.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Hays read Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman soon after it was published in 1792 and felt it to be a personally revolutionary text. By that time she was in her early thirties ... More


Traces of an Accusing Spirit: Mary Hays and the Vehicular State

Mary Jacobus

in Psychoanalysis and the Scene of Reading

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184348
eISBN:
9780191674211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184348.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Freud familiarizes his readers with the notion that telepathy may become a valid communication form. He also suggests that individuals may have initially utilized telepathy as the original, archaic ... More


Julie among the Jacobins: Radicalism and the Sentimental Novel, 1790–1800

Nicola J. Watson

in Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a survey of the interwoven fates of the letter and the sexually transgressive heroine in radical polemic and fiction from 1790 to 1800, examining the strategies by which ... More


Elizabeth Hamilton and Counter-Revolutionary Feminism

Gary Kelly

in Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790–1827

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122722
eISBN:
9780191671524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122722.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

At the end of the Revolutionary decade Mary Hays and Helen Maria Williams faced an uncertain personal and political future. For Elizabeth Hamilton the prospect was more promising. Though little ... More


Biography and Domestic Life

Julian North

in The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571987
eISBN:
9780191722363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571987.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

For Johnson, biography should reveal the ‘domestick privacies’ of the great man. This chapter proposes that a helpful way to understand biography, as it developed in the eighteenth and early ... More


‘Like a sheet of white paper’: books, bodies and the sensuous materials of the mind

Richard De Ritter

in Imagining women readers, 1789-1820: Well-regulated minds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090332
eISBN:
9781781707241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090332.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter investigates the legacy of John Locke's ideas about education, reading, and identity formation. Focusing on conduct and educational literature, as well as material from the Lady's ... More


‘The enlightened energy of parental affection’: post-revolutionary schemes of education

Richard De Ritter

in Imagining women readers, 1789-1820: Well-regulated minds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090332
eISBN:
9781781707241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090332.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter addresses the relationship between acts of reading and British responses to the French Revolution. In the work of authors such as Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Hamilton, William Godwin and ... More


From Roman to roman: The Jacobin Novel and the Roman Legacy in the 1790s

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter evaluates the contours of republican poetics in the English Jacobin novels of Godwin, Holcroft, Hays, and Inchbald. Focusing on the invocation of classical texts and Roman historical ... More


Disciplinarity (Embedded and Specialized Systems)

Clifford Siskin

in System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035316
eISBN:
9780262336345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the final decades of the eighteenth century, Enlightenment efforts at comprehensive mastery gave way to different uses of system—to delimited and dedicated systems and to the dispersing of ... More


Secretly Seeking System—Instituting the Social

Clifford Siskin

in System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035316
eISBN:
9780262336345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The subject here is system’s shaping of the subject of culture, literature, and liberalism—the modern self. Narrow-but-deep selves emerged from system’s role in mediating the formation of ... More


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