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 The Liberal Symbiosis

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By the middle of the 1790s Bentley was arrayed against classical liberalism in both its Christian and its economic forms. Those forms had in fact come together in a newly powerful symbiosis, both in ... 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


Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Jennie Batchelor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book challenges influential accounts about gender and the novel by revealing the complex ways in which labour informed the lives and writing of a number of middling and genteel women authors ... More


Praise and Opposition 1798–1799

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More's increasingly ambitious plans for her Sunday schools led her to found another in the parish of Wedmore, where she encountered serious opposition from high church clergy. In 1799 she ... More


Autobiography and publication

James Treadwell

in Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter looks at occasions in a variety of Romantic-period texts when they consider themselves as autobiographies, or address the moment when self-writing becomes public. There is a particular ... More


Radical Affinities: Mary Wollstonecraft and Samuel Johnson

James G. Basker

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the unexpected but profoundly important presence of Samuel Johnson in the mind and writings of Mary Wollstonecraft. It has two aims: first, to map the intertextual connections ... More


Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790–1827

Gary Kelly

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122722
eISBN:
9780191671524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The French Revolution stirred a bitter debate in Britain about the nature of civil society and the political nation. This is a study of contemporary women writers' efforts to base a reformed state ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft: “Systemiz[ing] Oppression”—Feminism, Nature, and Animals

Barbara K. Seeber

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Barbara K. Seeber argues that Mary Wollstonecraft, a pioneering feminist theorist, also offers considerable insights into the relationship between human beings and nature. Wollstonecraft sees ... More


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

Nicola J. Watson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Whatever happened to the epistolary novel? Why was it that by 1825 the principal narrative form of 18th-century fiction had been replaced by the third-person and often historicised models which have ... More


Mary Hays: Women, History, and the State

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/9780198122722.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Hays continued writing feminist critique after 1800, though like other women writers she diverted this into forms acceptable to the post-Revolutionary move beyond the confrontations of the ... 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


Love's Madness

Helen Small

in Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184911
eISBN:
9780191674396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter comments on the case of Sarah Fletcher and Mary Wollstonecraft. As this chapter aims to show, stories about women driven mad by the death or infidelity of their lovers were so thoroughly ... More


Critical Conversation in the 1790s: Godwin, Hays, and Wollstonecraft

Jon Mee

in Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the particular conversable world created by London’s radical intelligensia in the 1790s. It explores the idea of ‘rational conversation’ propounded by Godwin, Hays, and ... More


Sex and the Sexes

John Leonard

in Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970: Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666553
eISBN:
9780191748967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666553.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Milton has been both deplored as a misogynist and acclaimed as the pre-eminent poet of companionate marriage. This chapter traces the emergence and development of both of these views, as well as ... More


The Rhetoric of the State

Norma Thompson

in The Ship of State: Statecraft and Politics from Ancient Greece to Democratic America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088175
eISBN:
9780300128055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088175.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Mary Shelley are a cohort of writers on the modern state who are practiced in the artful extreme and in the school of Machiavelli. However, modern readers are ... More


Women's Time and Work-Discipline: or, the Secret History of ‘Poor Maria’

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter reviews the wandering of Laurence Sterne's potent figure of ‘poor Maria’, as a sign of the disciplinary production of ‘women's time’ and the violence of primitive accumulation. Maria ... More


The ‘business’ of a woman's life and the making of the Female Philosopher: the works of Mary Wollstonecraft

Jennie Batchelor

in Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter addresses the complex turns that the debate on women's work took in the specific context of the 1790s and, more specifically still, in the non-fictional and imaginative publications of ... More


The maternal aliment: Feeding daughters in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft

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/9780719076510.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the materiality of reproductive labour in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft. It shows the changing dynamics in motherhood, which ceased to be solely defined by the physiological ... More


The Art of Knowing Nothing: Feminine Melancholy and Skeptical Dispossession

in Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758406
eISBN:
9780804779685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758406.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines how the figure of the female melancholic, as she appears in Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, Mary ... More


The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

Sandrine Bergès and Alan M. S. J. Coffee (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198766841
eISBN:
9780191821127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766841.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Interest in the contribution made by women to the history of philosophy is burgeoning and intense research is underway to recover their works, many of which have been lost or overlooked. At the ... More


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