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The Future of Feminist Eighteenth-Century Scholarship
Beyond Recovery

Edited By

Robin Runia

ISBN 9780367667382
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

There is an unfortunate argument being made that feminist scholarship of eighteenth-century literary studies has fulfilled its potential in academic circles. The Future of Eighteenth-Century Feminist Scholarship: Beyond Recovery shows us otherwise. Each of the essays in this volume reaffirms the feminist principles that form the foundation of this area, then builds upon them by acknowledging the inevitable conflicts they or their subjects have faced and the contradictions they or their subjects have lived.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Robin Runia


Chapter 1: History without Trauma: Recovering Bodily Loss in the Eighteenth Century

Cynthia Richards

Chapter 2: Lydia Still: Adolescent Wildness in Pride and Prejudice

Shawn Lisa Maurer

Intellects and Aesthetics

Chapter 3: Philosophy and/in Verse: Jane Barker’s "Farewell to Poetry" and the Anatomy of Emotion

Karen Bloom Gevirtz

Chapter 4: Beyond the Poet-Physician: Letitia Landon’s Reader-Centered Therapy

Brittany Pladek


Chapter 5: (Im)prudent Travel:The Politics of Location and the Gendered Experience in Mary Wollstonecraft’s and Mary Shelley’s Travel Writing

Stacey Kikendall

Chapter 6: Fantasies of Emancipation:

Collaborations and Contestations in The History of Mary Prince

Emily MN Kugler


Chapter 7: Recovery and Translation in Cross-Channel Eighteenth-Century Women’s Writing

Kate Parker

Chapter 8: The ‘English Sappho’s’ Daughter: Reading the Works of Maria Elizabeth Robinson

Jennifer Airey

Chapter 9: Maria Edgeworth’s Correspondence: Lock and Key

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Robin Runia is Assistant Professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana