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The Observed and their Observers

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the power of publicity and its contributions to ‘bluestocking fame’. Discussions on observation, the observers, and the observed are included in this chapter. However, it is ... More


Hannah More: The First Victorian

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when the ideology of separate spheres relegated women to the private and the domestic. She was a friend of many notable writers, artists, and intellectuals ... More


Living Muse 1780–1785

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/9780199274888.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Hannah More's transition from playwright to Evangelical activist. She was now part of the bluestocking circle, a friend of Elizabeth Montagu and Elizabeth Carter, and was ... More


Women and Latin in Early Modern England

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In 17th century England, women's Latin learning acquired a new utility since gentry-level women might find themselves impoverished by the Civil War. Some found that Latin gave them access to paid ... More


The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

In 1734 Swift wrote to Mary Granville: ‘A pernicious error prevails…that it is the duty of your sex to be fools’. As Mrs Delaney, she was to become one of a group of intelligent women who actively ... More


Prologue: Learning, Virtue, and Friendship: The Making of the Bluestocking Circle

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the efforts of the ‘bluestocking circle’, which refers to an informal group of men and women who were interested in literature and other intellectual matters. This chapter ... More


The Importance of Bulstrode

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the different events that occurred in Bulstrode, which ultimately became the basis of the ‘bluestocking circle’ activities that Elizabeth Montagu soon undertook upon her ... More


Elizabeth Carter's London Career

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Elizabeth Carter and the years she spent in London working for the Gentleman's Magazine. Carter soon became a close and influential friend of Robinson, and together they ... More


Chosen Friends: Jemima Campbell, later Marchioness Grey, Catherine Talbot, Elizabeth Carter, and Hester Mulso

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses an important concept that is related to the bluestocking circle: chosen friends. This was important as a preparatory stage for the very first members of the bluestocking ... More


Marriage and the Bluestockings

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the kinds of marriages that could greatly benefit a family financially, as well as the type of marriage a wealthy young woman could go into during that time. This chapter also ... More


‘Feminist Consciousness’ and the Bluestockings

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses a form of feminist awareness or feminist consciousness. The discussions in this chapter also show that the lives of the bluestockings now had an assertion of individual ... More


Bluestockings in Print and on Canvas

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the observations of women made by painters, poets, and journalists who eventually made bluestockings a part of their work. Bluestockings made learning respectable for women, ... More


The Politics of Paradise: Insurrection, Sunday Schools, and Elizabeth Vesey’s Dragon

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores a series of communities. It begins by thinking about ways in which Elizabeth Montagu’s bluestocking assemblies represented a specific type of polite, Anglican sociability, one ... More


Sisters of the Quill: Sally Wesley, the Evangelical Bluestockings, and the Regulation of Enthusiasm

Andrew O. Winckles

in Women's Literary Networks and Romanticism: "A Tribe of Authoresses"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940605
eISBN:
9781786945136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940605.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter traces the formation of a literary network of “evangelical bluestockings” in Regency England who yearned for the Bluestocking community of the past, but were constrained and frustrated ... More


Ossianic History and Bluestocking Feminism

JoEllen DeLucia

in A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695942
eISBN:
9781474408677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695942.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the Bluestockings’ role in the development of the Scottish Enlightenment’s cross-cultural theories of human development and in the popularization of their literary equivalent, ... More


Introduction: A Feminine Enlightenment?

JoEllen DeLucia

in A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695942
eISBN:
9781474408677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695942.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Recent scholarship on the role emotion and sympathy played in the Enlightenment’s mapping of historical progress invites a reconsideration of the women writers who are the subject of this book: Mary ... More


The Dandy

Jan Golinski

in The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers how Davy’s appeal to women in his audiences at the Royal Institution affected his public persona. At a time of heightened anxieties about shifting gender roles, women’s ... More


Colony, Modernity, and Sinyŏsŏng (1923–1934)

Ji-Eun Lee

in Women Pre-Scripted: Forging Modern Roles through Korean Print

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839260
eISBN:
9780824868178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839260.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Sinyŏsŏng (New Women, 1923-1926, 1930-1934), the first commercially successful magazine in Korea that targeted women readers. Specifically, it traces changes in New Woman ... 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


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