Introduction: Sara Coleridge and the Contexts of Authorship

  • Robin Schofield


Schofield establishes the conceptual basis for this much-needed study of Sara Coleridge as an author. The chapter offers a survey of studies of Sara Coleridge, biographical and critical, from 1852 to the present, and analyses how changing constructions of gender have influenced perceptions of her life and work. Noting the predominance up to now of biographical approaches to Sara Coleridge, the chapter considers the contrasting emphases of this book’s literary and critical methodology, which opens new perspectives upon her development as an author in the public sphere. The chapter introduces a hitherto unrecognized religious writer of the period of the Oxford Movement: a polemicist who was the peer of major figures such as John Henry Newman and F. D. Maurice, and recognized as such in her day.


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  • Robin Schofield
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