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Title: Popularity and Posterity: The Literary Performances of Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams and Joanna Baillie
Author: Duckling, Louise
ISNI:       0000 0001 3433 5691
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: The University of Essex pre-October 2008
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis explores the writing strategies of three literary women in the 1780s and 1790s: Charlotte Smith (1749-1806), Helen Maria Williams (1761-1827) and Joanna Baillie(1762-1851). With the reshaping of Romanticism in the late twentieth century these women writers have enjoyed a critical renaissance. Central to their revival has been the concept of historical reclamation, as critics have unveiled a 'forgotten' female tradition; simultaneously, many accounts presented female authorship as a hazardous occupation for women in the period. In examining the dual themes of popularity and posterity, this survey provides a new critical perspective on Romantic women writers: as influential players in an age of female authors, and as iconic figures \within an alternative literary history.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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