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The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Romantic-Era Women's Writing

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  • © 2020
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  • Serves as a comprehensive, indispensable resource for students (undergraduate and postgraduate) of women's writing within the Romantic era
  • Challenges the current understanding of the canon of Romantic-era women writers by incorporating voices that remain marginal in spite of the recovery work already done, as well as the understanding of what counts as literature/literary output
  • Is a key space for the continuing development of Romantic-era women’s voices as the recovery work continues and new theoretical and imaginative frameworks arise

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Table of contents (75 entries)


About this book

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Romantic-Era Women’s Writing provides a comprehensive map of the dynamic trans-Atlantic and cross-Channel cultural developments that helped form women’s texts, both manuscript and print, from 1770-1837. The entries cover not only poetry and novels but also women’s contributions to fields such as philosophy and science. The entries themselves are organically inter-disciplinary, since poets, for example, were translating works of natural philosophy, and political commentators were writing novels. In a period before the compartmentalization of intellectual disciplines, many women contributed to multiple fields of knowledge. The encyclopedia crosses national boundaries, as well as disciplinary ones, charting cultural expressions arising from continental Europe, Africa, and the Americas, as well as the British Isles.   

Section Editors:

Alicia Kerfoot - SUNY Brockport
Shelley King - Queen's University
Elisabeth Lenckos - Emerita, University of Chicago
Amy Culley - University of Lincoln
Kathryn Ready - The University of Winnipeg
Fiona Price - University of Chichester
Susanne Schmid - Freie Universität Berlin
Tonya Moutray - Russell Sage College
Thomas Crochunis - Shippensburg University

Editors and Affiliations

  • Lady Seat of Wisdom College, Barry's Bay, Canada

    Natasha Duquette

About the editor

Natasha Duquette is Academic Dean and Professor of Literature at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada. For the Chawton House series of women’s novels, she created a critical edition of Helen Maria Williams’s Julia, a novel interspersed with poetical pieces (Pickering & Chatto, 2009; reissued in paperback by Routledge, 2016). She has edited two essays collections: Sublimer Aspects: Interfaces between Literature, Aesthetics, and Theology (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007) and, with Elisabeth Lenckos, Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony (Lehigh University Press, 2013). Her monograph Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Aesthetic Approach to Biblical Interpretation was published by Pickwick in 2016 and her 30-Day Journey with Jane Austen by Fortress Press in 2020. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Romantic-Era Women's Writing

  • Editors: Natasha Duquette

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences, Reference Module Humanities

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-11945-4Due: 18 September 2024

  • Topics: Eighteenth-Century Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Poetry and Poetics, Fiction

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