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Imagining women readers, 1789-1820 : well-regulated minds, Richard De Ritter

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Imagining women readers, 1789-1820 : well-regulated minds
Title
Imagining women readers, 1789-1820
Title remainder
well-regulated minds
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Richard De Ritter
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eng
Summary
This book reassesses the cultural significance of women's reading in the period 1789-1820. While much attention has been paid to the moral panic provoked by novel-reading during this period, this study offers a more progressive and enabling narrative. From the turbulent years following the French Revolution to the fiction of Jane Austen, Imagining women readers charts the rise of a self-regulating reader, who possesses both moral and cultural authority. De Ritter identifies how writers working in a range of genres - including conduct books, educational texts, and fiction - viewed reading as a mode of symbolic labour, which enabled forms of female participation in national life. Often considered an inward-looking, domestic activity, this book argues that reading was frequently depicted through the language of the public, rather than the private, sphere. Over the course of its five chapters, Imagining women readers offers a unique perspective on the relationship between reading, education and the construction of femininity. In doing so, it sheds new light on the work of some of the most celebrated women writers of the period, including Hannah More, Jane West, Anna Letitia Barbauld and Maria Edgeworth. Imagining women readers will be of interest to students and scholars interested in the history and representation of reading, and in women's writing of this period more generally
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De Ritter, Richard
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  • English literature
  • Women
  • English literature
  • Women
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Authors and readers
  • Authors and readers
  • English literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors and readers
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Great Britain
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Imagining women readers, 1789-1820 : well-regulated minds, Richard De Ritter
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1. 'Like a sheet of white paper': books, bodies and the sensuous materials of the mind -- 2. 'Wholesome labour': the work of reading -- 3. 'The enlightened energy of parental affection': post-revolutionary schemes of education -- 4. 'Leisure to be wise': female education and the possibilities of domesticity -- 5. Making the novel-readers of a country: pleasure and the practised reader
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9781781707241
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(OCoLC)1058299000
Label
Imagining women readers, 1789-1820 : well-regulated minds, Richard De Ritter
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 'Like a sheet of white paper': books, bodies and the sensuous materials of the mind -- 2. 'Wholesome labour': the work of reading -- 3. 'The enlightened energy of parental affection': post-revolutionary schemes of education -- 4. 'Leisure to be wise': female education and the possibilities of domesticity -- 5. Making the novel-readers of a country: pleasure and the practised reader
Control code
on1058299000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
electronic text
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorised ANU users only.
Isbn
9781781707241
Level of compression
lossless
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18msxqz
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1058299000

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