Women Write Back: Strategies of Response and the Dynamics of European Literary Culture, 1790-1805 (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Verg

Women Write Back: Strategies of Response and the Dynamics of European Literary Culture, 1790-1805 (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Verg

By: Stephanie M. Hilger (author)Paperback

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Women Write Back explores the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century women's responses to texts written by well-known Enlightment figures. Hilger investigates the authorial strategies employed by Karoline von Gunderrode, Ellis Cornelia Knight, Julie de Krudener, and Helen Maria Williams, whose works engage Voltaire's Mahomet, Johnson's Rasselas, Goethe's Werther, and Rousseau's Julie. The analysis of these women's texts sheds light on the literary culture of a period that deemed itself not only enlightened but also egalitarian.

About Author

Stephanie M. Hilger is an assistant professor of Comparative Literature and German at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contents

Introduction: Women Write Back Gender and Genre: Helen Maria William's Julia, a Novel Adventurous Tales: Ellis Cornelia Knight's Dinarbas; a Tale: Being a Continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia Staging Islam: Karoline von Gunderrode's Mahomed, der Prophet von Mekka The Letter and the Body: Julie de Krudener's Valerie Conclusion: Writing Back, Reading Forward Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789042025783
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 175
  • ID: 9789042025783
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 9042025786

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