Sexual politics and the romantic author

Sonia Hofkosh

Exploring a range of early nineteenth-century cultural materials from canonical poetry and critical prose to women's magazines and gift-book engravings, Sexual Politics and the Romantic Author offers new perspectives on the role of gender in Romanticism's defining paradigms of authorship. The Romantic author's claim to individual agency is complicated by its articulation in a market system perceived to be impelled in large part by fantasies of female desire - by what women read and write, what they buy and sell, how they look, and where they look for pleasure. These studies in the contested public spaces of literary labour elaborate the fundamental, if invisible, function of the woman as embodiment of authorial ambivalence in writing by Austen, Byron, Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Sarah Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Keats, Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, and others.

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  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: invisible girls
  • 1. A woman's profession: sexual difference and the romance of authorship
  • 2. The writer's ravishment: Byron's body politics
  • 3. Classifying romanticism: the milliner girl and the magazines
  • 4. Disfiguring economies: Mary Shelley's gift-book stories
  • 5. The author's progress: William Hazlitt's Keswick escapade and Sarah Hazlitt's Journal
  • 6. Romanticism in the drawing room: Austen's interiority
  • Notes
  • List of works cited
  • Index.

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書名 Sexual politics and the romantic author
著作者等 Hofkosh Sonia
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in romanticism
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 xi, 188 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521496543
NCID BA36459721
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国