The Resource Nobody's story : the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820, Catherine Gallagher

Nobody's story : the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820, Catherine Gallagher

Label
Nobody's story : the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820
Title
Nobody's story
Title remainder
the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Gallagher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring the careers of five influential women writers of the Restoration and eighteenth century, Catherine Gallagher reveals the underlying connections between the increasing prestige of female authorship, the economy of credit and debt, and the rise of the novel. The "nobodies" of her title are not ignored, silenced, erased, or anonymous women. Instead, they are literal nobodies: the abstractions of authorial personae, printed books, scandalous allegories, intellectual property rights, literary reputations, debts and obligations, and fictional characters. These are the exchangeable tokens of modern authorship that lent new cultural power to the increasing number of women writers through the eighteenth century. Women writers, Gallagher discovers, invented and popularized numerous ingenious similarities between their gender and their occupation. Far from creating only minor variations on an essentially masculine figure, they delineated crucial features of "the author" for the period in general by emphasizing their trials and triumphs in the marketplace. "Woman," "author," "marketplace," and "fiction" thus reciprocally defined each other. Gallagher's sophisticated and engaging study powerfully revises our understanding of each of these terms and their interdependence in eighteenth-century Britain
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
820.9/9287/09032
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR113
LC item number
.G35 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New historicism
Series volume
31
Label
Nobody's story : the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820, Catherine Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who was that masked woman?: The prostitute and the playwright in the works of Aphra Behn
  • The author-monarch and the royal slave: Oroonoko and the blackness of representation
  • Political crimes and fictional alibis: the case of Delarivier Manley
  • Nobody's credit: fiction, gender, and authorial property in the career of Charlotte Lennox
  • Nobody's debt: Frances Burney's universal obligation
  • The changeling's debt: Maria Edgeworth's productive fictions
Control code
ocm44954148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 339 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520203389
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36855613
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44954148
  • acls0520085108

Library Locations

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