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Women, writing, and travel in the eighteenth century
Éditeur Cambridge University Press
Année copyright 2018
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Women, writing, and travel in the eighteenth century
1 volume (viii, 280 pages) ; 24 cm
Bibliogr. p. 238-273. Index
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'A very diligent curiosity': Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Embassy Letters ; 'Wrecked on seas of ink': publicity and sovereignty of taste in Lady Craven's Journey through the Crimea to Constantinople ; 'Entre nous': the sociability of feeling in Jane Vigor's letters from a lady in Russia ; 'No small wonder to see myself in print': virtuous commerce and Eliza justice's voyage to Russia ; 'My travels have been to the moon and the stars': Janet Schaw's journal and atlantic sociability ; 'Thorns and thistles': Anna Maria Falconbridge's two voyages to the river Sierra Leone
Résumé éditeur : "The eighteenth century witnessed the publication of an unprecedented number of voyages and travels, genuine and fictional. Within a genre distinguished by its diversity, curiosity, and experimental impulses, Katrina O'Loughlin investigates not just how women in the eighteenth century experienced travel, but also how travel writing facilitated their participation in literary and political culture. She canvases a range of accounts by intrepid women, including Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's 'Turkish Embassy Letters', Lady Craven's 'Journey through the Crimea to Constantinople', Eliza Justice's 'A Voyage to Russia', and Anna Maria Falconbridge's 'Narrative of Two Voyages to the River Sierra Leone'. Moving from Ottoman courts to theatres of war, O'Loughlin shows how gender frames access to people and spaces outside Enlightenment and Romantic Britain, and how travel provides women with a powerful cultural form for re-imagining their place in the world."
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