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Fellow Romantics : Male and Female British Writers, 1790-1835, Hardback Book

Fellow Romantics : Male and Female British Writers, 1790-1835 Hardback

Edited by Beth Lau

Part of the The Nineteenth Century Series series


Beginning with the premise that men and women of the Romantic period were lively interlocutors who participated in many of the same literary traditions and experiments, Fellow Romantics offers an inspired counterpoint to studies of Romantic-era women writers that stress their differences from their male contemporaries.

As they advance the work of scholars who have questioned binary approaches to studying male and female writers, the contributors variously link, among others, Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth, Mary Robinson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Felicia Hemans and Percy Bysshe Shelley, Jane Austen and the male Romantic poets.

These pairings invite us to see anew the work of both male and female writers by drawing our attention to frequently neglected aspects of each writer's art.

Here we see writers of both sexes interacting in their shared historical moment, while the contributors reorient our attention toward common points of engagement between male and female authors.

What is gained is a more textured understanding of the period that will serve as a model for future studies.




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