British Women’s Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century

Authorship, Politics and History

  • Jennie Batchelor
  • Cora Kaplan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Jennie Batchelor, Cora Kaplan
      Pages 1-15
  3. Authorship and Print Culture

  4. History and Politics

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-193

About this book


A constellation of new essays on authorship, politics and history, British Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century: Authorship, Politics and History presents the latest thinking about the debates raised by scholarship on gender and women's writing in the long eighteenth century. The essays highlight the ways in which women writers were key to the creation of the worlds of politics and letters in the period, reading the possibilities and limits of their engagement in those worlds as more complex and nuanced than earlier paradigms would suggest. Contributors include Norma Clarke, Janet Todd, Brian Southam , Harriet Guest, Isobel Grundy and Felicity Nussbaum. Published in association with the Chawton House Library, Hampshire - for more information, visit


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jennie Batchelor
    • 1
  • Cora Kaplan
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EnglishUniversity of KentUK
  2. 2.Department of English, School of HumanitiesUniversity of SouthamptonUK

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