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Synonyms for bluestocking

a woman having literary or intellectual interests


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Johns equally widens the term bluestocking feminism to "its broadest possible sense, applying both its original reference to both sexes and to interest in intellectual and philanthropic pursuits, as well as including later members of feminist intellectual circles in Britain and on the Continent" (12).
We do need to carve out spaces for women and to have feminist discussions - like Bluestocking Week.
In fact, the prologue to Sylvia Harcstark Myers' seminal work on the bluestocking circle provides a vignette concerning Jemima, Marchioness Grey--illustrating the contested nature of female intellectual endeavour in this period.
Section 2, "Methodological considerations in the study of change" begins with a paper by Anni Sairio on "Methodological and practical aspects of historical network analysis: A case study of the Bluestocking letters".
In this spirit, in the conclusion, Backscheider follows up her suggestion that "the legacy of [Rowe's] lifestyle may be almost as important as her influence on the English novel" (44) by acknowledging Rowe's influence on the Bluestocking Circle, particularly its polite, epistolary sociability and its privileging of intellectual self-realization.
Before long it becomes apparent to this desperate, unconventional woman, raised as a boy and developing into an ardent bluestocking, that her lover has no desire to do anything beyond using her and her supposed wealth for his own mercenary ends.
Betty Schellenberg's opening chapter, "Reading in an Epistolary Community in Eighteenth-Century England," is a fascinating study of letters about books exchanged between the Bluestocking sisters Elizabeth Montagu and Sarah Scott, across a span of fifty-five years (1740-95).
What lent the episode piquancy, and the disavowal credibility, was that Marita Phillips is neither a jolly housewife, of the variety that the internet has made synonymous with writing, nor a grim bluestocking, of the kind I suspect, perhaps wrongly, J.
Other early readers of Braganza included many members of the bluestocking circle, whose hostess Elizabeth Montagu was a friend of the Harcourts.
It is the stuff of counterfactual comedy: sex-crazed French literary genius-in-the-making meets English bluestocking and future heroine of the Crimea on a romantic cruise up the Nile.
Or, Poets, Publishers, and Bluestockings) by the German poet Annette von Droste-Hulshoff (1797-1848) featured "a fatal bluestocking from the good old days" called "Johanna von Austen.
Through her, Scott was connected to the Bluestocking circle, but she never followed her sister into high society.
The drawing comes from the collection of Christina of Sweden, and is appropriate to that bluestocking Queen who studied metaphysics with Rene Descartes, until her early honrs and the Stockholm winter proved too much for him.
The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue studied the influence of the Bluestocking Circle, with particular focus on the group around Elizabeth Montague in the 1770s; traced the development of the work, social organization and public reception of the Circle through the 1780s; outlined the political reaction and its effect on the Circle in the 1790s; and finally examined the legacy of the Bluestockings in the early nineteenth century, with some comments on the twentieth.