Aside from its huge importance for Enlightenment studies, the volume both marks the accomplishments of the historical study of women and gender and points us in new directions. For example, what emotions does your represented place evoke in a viewer? The E-mail message field is required. So the course will also examine the history of the Native American peoples who lived along the Susquehanna in the contact period. Taylor -- The Soul has No Sex: Feminism and Catholicism in Early Modern Europe; S. Cohen Discourses of Female Education in the Writings of Eighteenth-Century French Women; J. Did women have an Enlightenment? Eger Aristocratic Feminism, the Learned Governess, and the Republic of Letters; C. Gordon -- The Politics of Intimacy: Marriage and Citizenship in the French Revolution; S.
Mack Bluestocking Fictions: Devotional Writings, Didactic Literature and the Imperative of Female Improvement; N. Mander Civilisation, Patriotism, and Enlightened Histories of Woman; S. In the 17th and 18th centuries, women dared to know long before Kant had thought of the phrase. A marvellous and compelling book. Chernock Filles Publiques or Public Women: the Actress as Citizen; F. How do these concerns relate to the notions of land, place, body, and stewardship that we have studied so far? Jones Tears and the Man; P. Wahrman Advice and Enlightenment: Mary Wollstonecraft and Sex Education; V.
O'Brien Between the Savage and the Civil: Dr John Gregory's Natural History of Femininity; M. Images: Petroglyphs at Safe Harbor; maps of the path to Onondago by Spangenberg, Bartram, etc, Questions to think about: Can you think of a clash of cultures that could be better understood through realizing the divergence in conceptualizations of space? The E-mail message field is required. A respect for multiple perspectives, an unwillingness to scorn the past, an interest in the many routes by which one can arrive at a given place - all these things make this volume a true work of collaboration and a landmark contribution to historical scholarship. This path-breaking volume of interdisciplinary essays by forty leading scholars provides a detailed picture of the creative, controversial role played by women and gender issues in the age of light. Stuurman Religion, Feminism and the Problem of Agency: Reflections on Eighteenth-Century Quakerism; P. The question is that of the relationship of gender to knowledge. Robertson Feminism and Enlightenment Legacies; K.
Orr Mary Astell and Enlightenment; R. Knott Women's Rights in the Era before Seneca Falls; R. Cohen Discourses of Female Education in the Writings of Eighteenth-Century French Women; J. Lewisburg: Wennawoods Publishing 2007 , pp. The particular significance of Sarah Knott and Barbara Taylor's collection is that it makes us think, in the most detailed and precise way, about an issue that in the view of many of us in the social sciences and the humanities is of central importance. This project was funded by the Mellon Foundation and Dickinson College.
Carter -- Reading Rousseau's Sexuality; R. Do you know where it is? Aside from its huge importance for Enlightenment studies, the volume both marks the accomplishments of the historical study of women and gender and points us in new directions. More than any other volume I know, Women, Gender and Enlightenment registers the force of the impact that feminist scholarship has had, and will continue to have, on the study of the Enlightenment and on the historical discipline as a whole. Orr Mary Astell and Enlightenment; R. The volume can be seen not only as a step towards a new synthesis but as the culmination of several decades of work in both Enlightenment studies and women's studies. I have also held visiting professors at the universities of Amsterdam, Indiana, Notre Dame, and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales.
Knott Women's Rights in the Era before Seneca Falls; R. Goodman 'To think, to compare, to combine, to methodise': Girls' Education in Enlightenment Britain; M. Chernock Filles Publiques or Public Women: the Actress as Citizen; F. Cohen Discourses of Female Education in the Writings of Eighteenth-Century French Women; J. Hesse Women on the Verge of Science: Aristocratic Women and Knowledge in Early Eighteenth-Century Italy; P. O'Brien Between the Savage and the Civil: Dr John Gregory's Natural History of Femininity; M.
However, competing images of 'Woman' loomed large in Enlightenment thought, and women themselves - as scientists and salonnières, bluestockings and governesses, political polemicists and novelists - contributed much to enlightened intellectual culture. Reprinted in Mary Wollstonecraft, , Norton Critical Edition Deidre Lynch, ed , 2009. Please feel free to share the attached report with others. Mack -- Bluestocking Fictions: Devotional Writings, Didactic Literature and the Imperative of Female Improvement; N. I am currently researching attitudes to solitude in Enlightenment Britain. This chapter traces the major developments and shifts in philosophical discussions about gendered aspects of the soul from Antiquity until the Enlightenment. Clarke 'With Mrs Barbauld it is different': Dissenting Heritage and the Devotional Taste; D.
Carter Reading Rousseau's Sexuality; R. Gordon The Politics of Intimacy: Marriage and Citizenship in the French Revolution; S. A marvellous and compelling book. Are there notions of Native space and connections to the land that highlight the dilemma that Merrell touches on in his chapters? Poems by Christian Gregor and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe trans. Findlen 'The noblest commerce of mankind': Conversation and Community in the Bluestocking Circle; E. Hunt Women in 18th Century British Politics; A.
But thanks to the authoritative introductions to each section and to the two concluding essays that take stock of the entire volume, Women, Gender, and Enlightenment does not feel uneven or miscellaneous but is instead animated by a spirit of collaboration. Moran Feminists versus Gallants: Sexual Manners and Morals in Enlightenment Britain; B. Hunt Women in 18th Century British Politics; A. This volume, through placing women at the heart of Enlightenment debates about social change, allows us to see again that Kant and Descartes also left the beaten path, and that the true spirit of the Enlightenment was not synonymous with those detailed questions of social organisation with which it became embroiled in the 19th century. Findlen 'The noblest commerce of mankind': Conversation and Community in the Bluestocking Circle; E.
That daring is now given its voice in this brilliant collection. Gordon The Politics of Intimacy: Marriage and Citizenship in the French Revolution; S. Peruga -- L'Ortografe des Dames: Gender and Language in the Old Regime; D. Perry The Deconstruction of Gender: Seventeenth-century Feminism and Modern Equality; S. Hutton Romantic Patriotism as Feminist Critique of Empire: Helen Maria Williams, Sydney Owenson and Germaine de Staël; C. Viewpoints competed, with feminists utilizing enlightened principles to argue for women's rights while defenders of masculine privilege developed new rationales for male dominance grounded in Enlightenment science. Gordon The Politics of Intimacy: Marriage and Citizenship in the French Revolution; S.