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Women of letters

Gender, writing and the life of the mind in early modern England

By Leonie Hannan

Women of letters
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  • ISBN: 9780719099427
  • Publish Date: May 2016
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2719-8
    • Pages: 216
    • Price: £25.00
    • Published Date: June 2018
    • Series: Gender in History

    Description

    Women of letters writes a new history of English women's intellectual worlds using their private letters as evidence of hidden networks of creative exchange. The book argues that many women of this period engaged with a life of the mind and demonstrates the dynamic role letter-writing played in the development of ideas. Until now, it has been assumed that women's intellectual opportunities were curtailed by their confinement in the home. This book illuminates the household as a vibrant site of intellectual thought and expression. Amidst the catalogue of day-to-day news in women's letters are sections dedicated to the discussion of books, plays and ideas. Through these personal epistles, Women of letters offers a fresh interpretation of intellectual life in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, one that champions the ephemeral and the fleeting in order to rediscover women's lives and minds.

    This book is relevant to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5, Gender equality.

    Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part I: Women and learning
    1. Getting started
    2. Becoming an intellectual
    Part II: Putting pen to paper
    3. Writing and thinking
    4. Spaces for writing
    Part III: Hearts and minds
    5. Connecting reason and emotion
    6. A seedbed for change
    Appendix
    Bibliography
    Index

    Author

    Leonie Hannan is Research Fellow in the School of History and Anthropology at Queen's University, Belfast

    Women of letters

    By Leonie Hannan

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