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Author Bigold, Melanie Bian, 1975-

Title Women of letters, manuscript circulation, and print afterlives in the eighteenth century : Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn, and Elizabeth Carter / Melanie Bigold
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print
Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print.
Contents Introduction -- Letter-writing, community, and virtuous exemplarity: Elizabeth Rowe's theatre of happiness -- A saint everlasting: Elizabeth Rowe and biographical exemplarity -- "The new and untrodden path": Catharine Cockburn, philosophy and the republic of letters -- "[H]ow obscure her lot": Catharine Cockburn's double afterlife -- Elizabeth Carter: "a very extraordinary phaenomenon in the republick of letters" -- Elizabeth Carter and the theatrum mundi
Summary "Women of Letters, Manuscript Circulation and Print Afterlives in the Eighteenth Century: Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn and Elizabeth Carte" tells the stories of these women's writing lives: the social and literary contexts which shaped their allegiance to manuscript circulation; the histories of their successful as well as failed forays into print; and their agency and/or diffidence in regards to their public careers. At the same time, the work also broaches larger thematic issues: the degree and significance of women's involvement in the English republic of letters--particularly in relation to their relevance and engagement in contemporary debates within Christianity; the evidence for a more robust climate of manuscript circulation in the long eighteenth century; and reception history--specifically the notion of print afterlives and the critical tradition
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Rowe, Elizabeth Singer, 1674-1737 -- Correspondence
Trotter, Catharine, 1679-1749 -- Correspondence
Carter, Elizabeth, 1717-1806 -- Correspondence
SUBJECT Carter, Elizabeth, 1717-1806 fast
Rowe, Elizabeth Singer, 1674-1737 fast
Trotter, Catharine, 1679-1749 fast
Subject English letters -- History and criticism
English prose literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
English prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Correspondence
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century
Literature, Modern
Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800.
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900.
Diaries, letters & journals.
Authors, English
English letters
English prose literature
English prose literature -- Women authors
Women and literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Personal correspondence
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012033372
ISBN 9781137033574