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ENG 2320 18th century women

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ENG 2320 18th century women 2320

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British Literature 1785 +
Susan Tilka

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Notes discussing the influences of Mary Robinson and Anna Letitia Barbauld
British Literature 1785 +
Susan Tilka
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Date Created: 09/09/15
18th century women 0 Women who made a living by writing Mary Robinson 0 Early female celebrity writer actress mistress 0 Changed the image of the artist and celebrity 0 Her persona becomes a Romantic persona o Celebrityship was part of Romantic culture people were obsessed with them 0 Her father was a whaler mother ran a law school 0 She married a lawyer as a teenager they spent a few years in a debtor s prison 0 Published poetry revived the sonnet 0 Later she dumps her husband and becomes an actress at Drury lane performs four seasons ofJuliet 30 roles 0 Was a famous actress because she was beautiful painted by every famous portrait painter of the century 0 Supported her daughter and mother 0 Was a poetry editor of a newspaper 0 Free love advocate 0 Was outspoken against the subordinate position of women 0 Prince of Wales sees her in A Winter s Tale she becomes his mistress 0 He pays her 20000 pounds a year so she can quit acting dumps her after one year 0 She tries to sue him for taking away her income Prince gives her a settlement I Scandal women can t sue because they have no civil rights and certainly not a mistress o Mistress to Colonel Charleston has a miscarriage and becomes paralyzed from the waist down 0 She continues to go out and have a social life dressed all in white and carried by bearers also in white 0 Crowds gathered to look at her she exploited her celebrity status 0 She invents the idea of selffashioning constantly reinvents herself for the public 0 Represents the growing literary market for women women bought her books more than men 0 Arts are the next big profession to include women singers playwright 0 She used her gender brains and looks to be successful 0 quotThe Poet s Garrett 0 Presented a new image of an artist giving everything up for the love of art 0 Bohemian view 0 The idea that all five senses and the imagination can be stimulated by art 0 quotJanuary 1795 Stanzas parallel show both extremes to get to the middle People have no manners and are arrogant People with good merit stay silent There are as many people going to the theaters as there are suffering in hospitals Older women trying to look young Youthful girls left alone after men Everyone wants to be famous project themselves in to the public Boys being drafted into the war Bad job market OOOOOOOOO Overall snapshot of a street of London shows all stereotypes Anna Letitia Barbauld 0 Famous in the 18th and 19th century intellectual celebrity o Evangelical dissenting from the Anglican church 0 Two priests founded the Methodist church revolutionizes Christianity The Bible is a proclamation of all humanity Jesus is a socially concerned citizen the sick are his concerns OOO Christianity becomes civic o Anybody can get saved what you do for others is what makes you Christian 0 Political agenda England needs to pull out of the Napoleon war feed the hungry send all children to school 0 1775 Thomas Paine s Common Sense everyone has natural rights 0 All people should mutually work together with a leader o If the leader isn t good people have the right to take them down and replace 0 Anna was a child genius o Opened a school but after her husband developed emotional problems they had to shut it down and Anna supported the family 0 Published books for children believed children should have their own literature they re not adults 0 Gets a job as a writer edits encyclopedias anthologies 0 Professional woman of letters 0 Helps establish the British canon o Wrote quotThe Female Speaker girls should go to school to be better wives and children 0 Wrote literature for women 0 Writes about domestic issues laundry pregnancy giving birth 0 The ordinary becomes a fit subject for poetry 0 Antiwar antislave trade wants public education for children 0 Men criticized her quotfeminine logic many hated her for her opinions o 1750 Elizabeth Montague of France establishes a literary salon o Aristocratic women would read a book then have a discussion 0 Were called quotbluestockingsquot what working women wore aristocratic women wore them to show comraderie I Derogatory term for women who have ideas and a desire to be educated 0 Women stepping out of their traditional roles upsets people 0 Washing Day A whole day is set aside for washing it s a lot of work All women in the house are preoccupied by the task Child narrator Mocking epic poetry evokes the Muses Rain is a nightmare torture OOOOO Master of the house needs to get out of the way on washing day women are busy no company can come over Children s work is to play III Uses in her poems


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