Fair Philosopher: Eliza Haywood and The Female Spectator

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Lynn Marie Wright, Donald J. Newman
Bucknell University Press, 2006 - History - 252 pages
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Fair Philosopher: Eliza Haywood and The Female Spectator, is the first sustained scholarly study of The Female Spectator. It brings together an impressive collection of established and upcoming Haywood scholars who challenge much of the received opinion about this groundbreaking journal. Several of the essays show that Haywood's periodical was far more political than is generally thought, that its connections to her career as a novelist are more intimate than has been recognized, and that The Spectator was a target as well as a model. Other essays examine its position in a developing print tradition. There is much new in these pages, and this collection makes a convincing argument that Haywood's periodical deserves far more critical attention than it has received so far.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
13
Nearly Four Pounds of Ephemera Enshrined
42
Apollo Sappho and a Grasshopper? A Note on the Frontispieces to The Female Spectator
60
Social Conservatism Aesthetic Education and the Essay Genre in Eliza Haywoods Female Spectator
72
Haywoods Spectator and the Female World
82
Patriot or Opportunist? Eliza Haywood and the Politics of The Female Spectator
104
The Silencing of The Female Spectators Political Correspondents
122
Eliza Haywood Periodicals and the Function of Orality
141
Female Vengeance in Eliza Haywoods Female Spectator
157
Reforming the Coquet? Eliza Haywoods Vision of a Female Epistemology
176
Female Spectator 174446
193
A Bibliographic Essay
212
Notes on Contributors
242
Index
245
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Lynn Marie Wright is Associate Professor of English at Pasadena City College.

Newman-Temple University, Philadephia, PA and Bar Elan University, Israel

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