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Mary Robinson and the Wreath of Fame

Melissa Sodeman

in Sentimental Memorials: Women and the Novel in Literary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791328
eISBN:
9780804792790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791328.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores Mary Robinson’s attempt to simultaneously capitalize on her notoriety to sell books and to triumph over her damaged reputation. Infamous in the 1780s for her highly public ... More


Mary Robinson in the Metropolis

Harriet Guest

in Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

The problematic reputation and status of the woman writer is the main basis for Chapter two, which discusses Robinson’s reflections on Marie Antoinette’s experience of captivity and the threat of ... More


Hippolytus in Ladies’ Greek (with the Accents)

Yopie Prins

in Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how women contributed to a major shift in the reception of Euripides by focusing on his tragedy Hippolytus. There was growing interest toward the end of the nineteenth century ... More


Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, and the War with France in 1793

Harriet Guest

in Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

The first chapter discusses Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson, poets and novelists whose work in the 1790s can be understood to be shaped by the competing demands of literary and commercial ambition, ... More


The Intellectual Legacy of a Southern Protestant, 1972–91

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This final chapter covers the last two decades of Butler's life, a time of profound social change in Ireland. It notes the emerging liberalization within Irish society during the sixties and ... More


Poetry in the Round: Mutual Mentorships

Susan David Bernstein

in Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640652
eISBN:
9780748684366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640652.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows that women poets used the Round Reading Room of the British Museum to experience kinds of exteriority that proved crucial to their writing. They met and created networks of ... More


Poverty and Human Rights: Sen's 'Capability Perspective' Explored

Polly Vizard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199273874
eISBN:
9780191699719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273874.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

According to Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, ‘poverty itself is a violation of numerous basic human rights’. The idea that freedom from poverty is a basic ... More


Becoming Plots: Human Rights, the Bildungsroman, and the Novelization of Citizenship

Joseph R. Slaughter

in Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228171
eISBN:
9780823241033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228171.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The humanist discourse of human rights risked being overrun by seemingly plotless accounting methods for representing and imagining the contemporary social world and human development. This chapter ... More


Mary Darby Robinson (1758–1800)

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/9780199743483.003.0056
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

The unstable transatlantic world of the Age of Revolutions brought Mary Darby Robinson difficulties but also presented her with possibilities. At the age of 15, she married Thomas Robinson, whose ... More


Magazine Miniatures: Portraits of Actresses, Princesses, and Queens in Late Eighteenth-Century Periodicals

Laura Engel

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/9781474419659.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This essay explores images of actresses, queens and princesses in late-century periodicals. Comparing portraits of Sarah Siddons, Mary Robinson, and Elizabeth Inchbald to images of Queen Charlotte ... More


Aesthetic Theories and Literary Traditions: Accommodating the Gypsy in Art

Sarah Houghton-Walker

in Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719472
eISBN:
9780191788581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719472.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers some of the key aesthetic theories of the Romantic period and their ramifications for depictions of gypsies, understanding aesthetic discourse as another pressure bearing upon ... More


Introduction

Lisa L. Moore and Joanna Brooks

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/9780199743483.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

This book brings together the voices and writings of English-speaking women that circulated around the North Atlantic during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. From Abigail Adams and Nanye’hi ... More


Carnal Flowers, Charnel Flowers: Tuberose in Late Victorian Poetry

Catherine Maxwell

in Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198701750
eISBN:
9780191771460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701750.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on a single flower scent—the tuberose—strongly associated with the fragrance of Victorian decadence. Contrasting with the more delicate scent of the violet explored in Chapter 2 ... More


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