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The Invention of Female Biography

1st Edition

By Gina Luria Walker


284 pages

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Mary Hays worked alone in compiling the 302 entries that make up Female Biography (1803). By contrast, producing a modern, critical edition of the work relied on the expertise of 168 scholars across 18 countries. Essays in this collection focus on the exhaustive research, editorial challenges and innovative responses involved in this project.

About the Author

Gina Luria Walker is Professor of Women's Studies, The New School, where she teaches Women’s Intellectual History. She is the Director of The Center for the New Historia at the University, now in formation, dedicated to the global feminist project of historical recovery of earlier women. She was editor of The Chawton House Library Edition of Mary Hays’s Female Biography (1803; Pickering & Chatto, 2013, 2014). With Mary Spongberg she is co-editor of a Special Issue on Female Biography of Women's Writing (2017).

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Chawton Studies in Scholarly Editing

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