A Feminist Introduction to Romanticism
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Women Writers Discussed.
1 A Feminist Approach to Romantic Studies and the Case of Austen.
Standard Definitions and Revisions.
The Historical Period.
Feminist Theory and Romantic Studies.
Jane Austen, a Case Study.
2 Women and Politics: Writing Revolution.
Letters and the Maternal: Political Metaphors.
Revolution as a Frame of Mind.
Maternal Nationalism and Children's Literature.
3 Women and the Gothic: Literature as Home Politics.
Defining the Gothic.
The Gothic as Domestic: Social Critique Gothics.
Psychological Drama Gothics.
The Romance of Real Life and the Radical Critique.
4 Women and Thought: Intellectual Critique.
The Bluestocking Circle in London.
Dissent and the Rights of the Home.
Women and History.
Literary Criticism as Art.
Intellectuality and the Years of Reaction.
5 Women and Identity: Visuality in Romantic Texts.
Seeing and Seen: The Writer and the Proper Lady.
Display and the Specular Heroine.
Tableaux Vivants, Theatrics and Burney's The Wanderer.
- Introduces the student to key issues.
- Provides new strategy for reading Romantic women's writing.