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Author Bigold, Melanie Bian, 1975-
Title Women of letters, manuscript circulation, and print afterlives [electronic resource] : Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn, and Elizabeth Carter / Melanie Bigold
Imprint Basingame, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource
Note Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, 2007
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- Letter-writing, community, and virtuous exemplarity: Elizabeth Rowe's theatre of happiness -- A saint everlasting: Elizabeth Rowe and biographical exemplarity -- "The new and untrodden path": Catharine Cockburn, philosophy and the republic of letters -- "[H]ow obscure her lot": Catharine Cockburn's double afterlife -- Elizabeth Carter: "a very extraordinary phaenomenon in the republick of letters" -- Elizabeth Carter and the theatrum mundi
"Women of Letters, Manuscript Circulation and Print Afterlives in the Eighteenth Century: Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn and Elizabeth Carte" tells the stories of these women's writing lives: the social and literary contexts which shaped their allegiance to manuscript circulation; the histories of their successful as well as failed forays into print; and their agency and/or diffidence in regards to their public careers. At the same time, the work also broaches larger thematic issues: the degree and significance of women's involvement in the English republic of letters₇particularly in relation to their relevance and engagement in contemporary debates within Christianity; the evidence for a more robust climate of manuscript circulation in the long eighteenth century; and reception history₇specifically the notion of print afterlives and the critical tradition
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Link Print version: Bigold, Melanie Bian, 1975- Women of letters, manuscript circulation, and print afterlives. Basingame, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 9781137033567 (DLC) 2012033372 (OCoLC)805043545
Subject English letters -- History and criticism
English prose literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
English prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Rowe, Elizabeth Singer, 1674-1737 -- Correspondence
Trotter, Catharine, 1679-1749 -- Correspondence
Carter, Elizabeth, 1717-1806 -- Correspondence
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Correspondence
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century
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