A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820
Paperback | Apr 2017 | Edinburgh University Press | 9781474423151 | 256pp | 234x156mm | No longer our publication | RFB
Hardback | Feb 2015 | Edinburgh University Press | 9780748695942 | 256pp | 234x156mm | No longer our publication | RFB
Drawing on the archival research, this book argues that women writers shaped Enlightenment conversations regarding the role of emotion and gender in the civilizing process. It uncovers evidence of women writers' participation in the Scottish Enlightenment's theorization of sentiment and historical progress.