Novel Histories: British Women Writing history, 1760-1830
Author - Lisa Kasmer
Publication Date - January 2011
Number of Pages - 186
ISBN #9781611474954
Price $64.99 - Price subject to change
Novel Histories: British Women Writing History, 1760-1830 argues that British women's history and historical fiction in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries changed not only the shape but also the political significance of women's writing. At a time when women's participation in the republic of letters was both celebrated and reviled, these authors took cues from developments that revolutionized British history writing to push the limits of narrated history to respond to contemporary national politics. Through an examination of the conventions of historical and literary genres; historiography during the period; and the gendering of civic and literary roles, this study shows not only a social, political, and literary lineage among women's history writing and fiction but also among women's writing and writing of history.

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Lisa Kasmer is associate professor of English at Clark University. She has published on Jane Austen and Mary Shelley. Her current project centers on nationalism and trauma in British Romanticism.

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Anne H Stevens University of Nevada - Women's Writing (2013)
Anne K Mellor - University of California
CS Vilmar Salisbury University - Choice September 2012
Devoney Looser - University of Missouri
Judith W Page - University of Florida
Mary A Waters Wichita State University - European Romantic Review (Jan
Miriam Elizabeth Burstein College at Brockport State University of New York - Journal of British Studies (2
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