Women Write Back: Strategies of Response and the Dynamics of European Literary Culture, 1790-1805

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Abstract

Women Write Back explores the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century women’s responses to texts written by well-known Enlightment figures. Hilger investigates the authorial strategies employed by Karoline von Günderrode, Ellis Cornelia Knight, Julie de Krüdener, and Helen Maria Williams, whose works engage Voltaire’s Mahomet, Johnson’s Rasselas, Goethe’s Werther, and Rousseau’s Julie. The analysis of these women’s texts sheds light on the literary culture of a period that deemed itself not only enlightened but also egalitarian.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherBrill
ISBN (Print)978-90-420-2905-7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Publication series

NameInternationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft
Volume124

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Hilger, S. M. (2009). Women Write Back: Strategies of Response and the Dynamics of European Literary Culture, 1790-1805. (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft; Vol. 124). Brill.