Women’s Life Writing, 1700–1850

Gender, Genre and Authorship

  • Daniel Cook
  • Amy Culley

About this book


This collection discusses British and Irish life writings by women in the period 1700-1850. It argues for the importance of women's life writing as part of the culture and practice of eighteenth-century and Romantic auto/biography, exploring the complex relationships between constructions of femininity, life writing forms and models of authorship.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Cook
    • 1
  • Amy Culley
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA
  2. 2.University of LincolnUK

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