1st Edition

The Future of Feminist Eighteenth-Century Scholarship Beyond Recovery

Edited By Robin Runia Copyright 2018
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    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


    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

    Robin Runia


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