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The bluestocking salons of eighteenth-century Britain

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2018) The bluestocking salons of eighteenth-century Britain. The Daily Star, Dhaka. p. 11.

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Abstract

While pre-eighteenth-century British women writers mingled among acquaintances in what Margaret Ezell terms “coterie circles”, bluestocking women made one step ahead. They enjoyed a greater space and their gender-neutral gatherings placed them on a complementary equivalence with men in literary discussions. Emphasizing this aspect of bluestocking intellectual life, Bridget Hill, in Eighteenth-century Women: An Anthology, states that bluestocking women “not only insisted on their ability to converse on equal terms with men, but in their salons demonstrated such ability and received public recognition for their intellectual attainments and their conversational wit.”

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 6409/66580
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eighteenth-Century literature, Eighteenth Century History, British Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Virginia Woolf, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature, Samuel Johnson, Bluestockings, Virginia Woolf Studies, and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ12 Sexual life
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 16:41
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 16:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66580

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