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Mary Wollstonecraft in Context

Mary Wollstonecraft in Context

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Kate Chisholm, Andrew McInnes, Julie Carlson, David Fallon, Nancy E. Johnson, Eileen Hunt Botting, Julie Murray, Eliza O'Brien, Mary A. Favret, David O'Shaughnessy, Jon Mee, Paul Keen, Mary Fairclough, Michelle Levy, Claire Grogan, Sylvana Tomaselli, Andrew McKendry, Laura Kirkley, Frans de Bruyn, Pamela Clemit, Lena Halldenius, Jane Moore, Ian Ward, Catherine Packham, Rebecca Probert, Katie Donington, Betty Schellenberg, Vivien Jones, Frances Ferguson, Alex Wetmore, April London, Gary Kelly, Andrew O'Malley, Michael Gamer, Pamela Perkins, Jonathan Sachs, Jacqueline George, Alessa Johns.
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108416993

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  • Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was one of the most influential and controversial women of her age. No writer, except perhaps her political foe, Edmund Burke, and her fellow reformer, Thomas Paine, inspired more intense reactions. In her brief literary career before her untimely death in 1797, Wollstonecraft achieved remarkable success in an unusually wide range of genres: from education tracts and political polemics, to novels and travel writing. Just as impressive as her expansive range was the profound evolution of her thinking in the decade that she flourished as an author. In this collection of essays, leading international scholars reveal the intricate biographical, critical, cultural, and historical context crucial for understanding Mary Wollstonecraft's oeuvre. Chapters including British radicalism and conservatism, French philosophes and English Dissenters, constitutional law and domestic law, sentimental literature, eighteenth-century periodicals and more, elucidate Wollstonecraft's social and political thought, historical writings, moral tales for children, and novels.

    • Chapters on biographical context unpack Wollstonecraft's life and relationships with family, friends, and other intellectuals Explains the reception of Wollstonecraft's work, from her contemporaries to the twenty-first century, with references to the most important historical analyses of her works The most wide-ranging explanation yet of the historical moment in which Wollstonecraft wrote, and its influence on her writing. Includes chapters on British radicalism and conservatism, the rights of woman debate, social and political theory, law, education, and literature
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    • Publication planned for: May 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108416993
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2020
  • Table of Contents

    I. Life and Works:
    1. Biography Kate Chisholm
    2. Correspondence Andrew McInnes
    3. Family Julie Carlson
    4. Joseph Johnson David Fallon
    II. Critical Fortunes:
    5. Early Critical Reception Nancy E. Johnson
    6. Nineteenth-century Critical Reception Eileen Hunt Botting
    7. 1970s Critical Reception Julie Murray
    8. Recent Critical Reception Eliza O'Brien
    III. Historical and Cultural Contexts:
    9. Writing the French Revolution Mary A. Favret
    10. Radical Societies David O'Shaughnessy
    11. Radical Publishers Jon Mee
    12. British Conservatism Paul Keen
    13. Jacobin Reformers Mary Fairclough
    14. Liberal Reformers Michelle Levy
    15. Conservative Reformers Claire Grogan
    16. French Philosophes Sylvana Tomaselli
    17. Dissenters Andrew McKendry
    18. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Laura Kirkley
    19. Edmund Burke Frans de Bruyn
    20. William Godwin Pamela Clemit
    21. Political Theory Lena Halldenius
    22. Feminist Theory Jane Moore
    23. The Constitution Ian Ward
    24. Property Law Catherine Packham
    25. Domestic Law Rebecca Probert
    26. Slavery and Abolition Katie Donington
    27. The Bluestockings Betty Schellenberg
    28. Conduct Literature Vivien Jones
    29. Theories of Education Frances Ferguson
    30. Sentimentalism and Sensibility Alex Wetmore
    31. English Jacobin Novels April London
    32. Anti-Jacobin Novels Gary Kelly
    33. Children's Literature Andrew O'Malley
    34. Gothic Literature Michael Gamer
    35. Travel Writing Pamela Perkins
    36. History Writing Jonathan Sachs
    37. Periodicals Jacqueline George
    38. Translations Alessa Johns
    Suggested Further Reading
    Index.

  • Editors

    Nancy E. Johnson, State University of New York, New Paltz
    Nancy E. Johnson is Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is the author of The English Jacobin Novel on Rights Property and the Law (2004), editor of Impassioned Jurisprudence (2015), and scholarly editor of The Court Journals of Frances Burney 1790-1, Vol. VI (2019). She has published widely on literature of the 1790s and the intersections of literature and legal thought in the eighteenth century.

    Paul Keen, Carleton University, Ottawa
    Paul Keen is Professor of English at Carleton University, Canada. He is the author and editor of several books including The Crisis of Literature in the 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere (1999), Literature, Commerce, and the Spectacle of Modernity, 1750-1800 (2012), and The Humanities in a Utilitarian Age: Imagining What We Know, 1800-1850 (forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan).

    Contributors

    Kate Chisholm, Andrew McInnes, Julie Carlson, David Fallon, Nancy E. Johnson, Eileen Hunt Botting, Julie Murray, Eliza O'Brien, Mary A. Favret, David O'Shaughnessy, Jon Mee, Paul Keen, Mary Fairclough, Michelle Levy, Claire Grogan, Sylvana Tomaselli, Andrew McKendry, Laura Kirkley, Frans de Bruyn, Pamela Clemit, Lena Halldenius, Jane Moore, Ian Ward, Catherine Packham, Rebecca Probert, Katie Donington, Betty Schellenberg, Vivien Jones, Frances Ferguson, Alex Wetmore, April London, Gary Kelly, Andrew O'Malley, Michael Gamer, Pamela Perkins, Jonathan Sachs, Jacqueline George, Alessa Johns.

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