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Colour'd Shadows : Contexts in Publishing, Printing, and Reading Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers - Terence Hoagwood

Colour'd Shadows

Contexts in Publishing, Printing, and Reading Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers

Hardcover Published: 10th February 2005
ISBN: 9781403966377
Number Of Pages: 198

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This book studies the print culture of the nineteenth century as it shaped the meanings and the cultural significance of literary works by women writers - Mary Robinson, Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Lady Blessington, Lady Morgan, Caroline Norton, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and others. Colour'd Shadows explains and interprets the physical forms of their books, the economics and politics of production and reception, and the cultural meanings of their literary work, showing how poems, literary annuals, engravings, commercial arrangements, the practices of women editors as well as writers, the politics of gender, the changing means of production, and women's literary relationships unfold in the medium of print and, more largely, the rapidly changing culture of the century.

"By examining a wide range of literary works and literary-related activities by women in nineteenth-century Britain, "Colour'd Shadows" shifts the focus of scholarship away from the authority of self representation in determining meaning and onto the site, the method, and the time of manufacture of literary works; in this way, Hoagwood and Ledbetter are able to show that what appears to be transparent in literature (i.e., meaning and content) is in fact part of an illusion created by the processes of commodity production. This study is sure to trouble and enliven literary criticism and open a path to new sorts of materialist literary inquiry." - Daniel P. Watkins, Duquesne University

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Scholarly Fantasy and Material Reality in Mary Robinson's Sappho and Phaon
Ideology and Textuality in Hemans's Records of Woman
Commodifying the "Calumniated Woman" inFraser's
"The Very Roads of Literature": Women Editors of Nineteenth-Century British Literary Annuals
Voluptuous Opportunities: Visual Images in The Keepsake
"The Fate of Woman at Its Root": Elizabeth Barrett's
A Drama of Exileand Jean Ingelow's
A Story of Doom
"Varied Forms Pass Glitt'ring": Violet Fane's Denzil Place: A Story in Verse
Notes
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9781403966377
ISBN-10: 1403966370
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 10th February 2005
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.46  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1