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A Spy on Eliza Haywood
Addresses to a Multifarious Writer



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ISBN 9780367465803
August 16, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
296 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Eliza Haywood was one of the most prolific English writers in the Age of the Enlightenment.  Her career, from Love in Excess (1719) to her last completed project The Invisible Spy (1755) spanned the gamut of genres: novels, plays, advice manuals, periodicals, propaganda, satire, and translations. Haywood’s importance in the development of the novel is now well-known.

A Spy on Eliza Haywood links this with her work in the other genres in which she published at least one volume a year throughout her life, demonstrating how she contributed substantially to making women’s writing a locus of debate that had to be taken seriously by contemporary readers, as well as now by current scholars of political, moral, and social enquiries into the eighteenth century.

Haywood’s work is essential to the study of eighteenth-century literature and this collection of essays continues the growing scholarship on this most important of women writers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Spying on Eliza Haywood

Aleksondra Hultquist and Chris Mounsey

1 Eliza Haywood and the Deluded Heroine Plot

RACHEL CARNELL

2 "The shame would be wholly hers": Negotiating Gendered Shame and Desire in Eliza Haywood’s Love in Excess and The Masqueraders

KRISTIN M. DISTEL

3 "The Air of Clock-work": The Amatory Machine of Masculinity in Eliza Haywood’s Fiction

MARY BETH HARRIS

4 Eliza Haywood and Captivity

CATHERINE INGRASSIA

5 "I will also give a Copy": Eliza Haywood and the Developing Authority of Print

MARTA KVANDE

6 Eliza Haywood: A Life in the Theatre

JEAN MARSDEN

7 Eliza Haywood, Alexander Pope and George of Hanover: Satire and the Telephoto Lens

CHRIS MOUNSEY

8 Eliza Haywood, Francis Hutcheson, and the Stoic Heritage: Calming the Vehement Passions in The Female Spectator

CHANCE DAVID PAHL

9 Translation and Empire in Haywood’s La Belle Assemblée

ANNIE PERSONS

10 "I have such a Piece of News for you": Serving Gossip at Haywood’s The Tea-Table

BETHANY E. QUALLS

11 Having it Both Ways: Bigamy and the Marriage Act in Eliza Haywood’s The Life of Madam de Villesache SHEA STUART

12 Haywood in Holland: Translating the Passions in the French and Dutch Translation of Idalia; or the Unfortunate Mistress

FAUVE VANDENBERGHE

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Biography

ALEKSONDRA HULTQUIST is an Associate Professor of Critical Thinking at Stockton University.

CHRIS MOUNSEY is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at the University of Winchester.