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Title Women from the parsonage : pastors' daughters as writers, translators, salonnières, and educators / edited by Cindy K. Renker and Susanne Bach
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2019]
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Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Introduction / Renker, Cindy K. -- A Maiden's Pastime: Susanna Elisabeth Zeidler (1657-1693) / Moore, Cornelia Niekus -- Elizabeth Singer Rowe (1674-1737): From Parsonage to Bestselling Author / Damrau, Peter -- Public Ambition as Moral Obligation: The Intellectual Career of Elizabeth Carter (1717-1806) / Jakobsson, Pia K. -- Madame Necker (1737-1794): Educator, Salonnière, Mother, Writer, Charity Patron / Renker, Cindy K. -- Dorothea Friderika Baldinger, née Gutbier (1743-1786): A "Woman Intellectual" in the Age of Enlightenment? / Wunder, Heide -- Sophie Schwarz (1754-1789): "Wonderful Antagonism in My Own Soul" -- Annotations to Sophie Schwarz's Travel Journal / Leyh, Valérie / Viehöver, Vera -- Poetics, Politics, Gender and Pedagogics in Friederike Brun's (1765-1835) Autobiography Wahrheit aus Morgenträumen (1824) / Loster-Schneider, Gudrun -- Jane Austen (1775-1817): A Novelist from the Parsonage / Collins, Irene -- Louise Aston (1814-1871): A Liberal Author and Feminist / Fuchs, Renata -- "I will never have another man in this house". The Perpetual Curate Patrick Brontë and His Perpetual Daughter Charlotte (1816-1855) / Bach, Susanne -- About the Authors
Summary This volume provides a new context for women's writing from the seventeenth through the end of the nineteenth century, highlighting the significant role of the parsonage and the parson himself for women's education in those centuries. Cindy K. Renker and Susanne Bach's collection of essays is the first of its kind on the education, lives, and works of highly accomplished daughters of Protestant clergymen. Since this volume only represents a limited number of women raised and educated in parsonages, it will surely encourage more investigation of other women writers, translators, educators, etc. with similar backgrounds. Moreover, since this book takes a comparative and transnational approach by focusing on different regions of Europe and different centuries. This collection of essays is thus aimed at scholars in multiple fields such as British literature, German studies, gender studies, the history of women's education, and social and cultural history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Children of clergy -- Education
Children of clergy -- History
Children of clergy -- Intellectual life
Fathers and daughters -- History
Children of clergy.
Fathers and daughters.
RELIGION -- Christian Ministry -- Pastoral Resources.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bach, Susanne, 1963- editor.
Renker, Cindy K., editor
ISBN 3110587629