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Writing the history of women's writing

Suzan van Dijk, Lia van Gemert, Sheila Ottway (eds.),
Writing the history of women’s writing. Toward an international approach.
Amsterdam: K.N.A.W., 2001, 279 p.

ISBN 90 6984 293 9


Suzan van Dijk

I The history of women's writing

Riet Schenkeveld-van der Dussen

  • Met en zonder lauwerkrans: crowned and uncrowned women writers in the Netherlands during the early modern period (1550-1850) 3

Piet Couttenier

  • Women writing in 19th-century Flanders 21

      • Anna Bijns (1493-1575
      • Door d'abuiselijk wonder... / Through wondrous folly ... 29

Marijke Spies

  • Art of nature? Womanly ways to literature 35

Anna Fabri

  • Authoress or romantic heroine: the problem of plurality in the Hungarian literary world around 1800 47

Nicole Boursier

  • The feminine voice in early French novel 57

Moira Ferguson

  • Women and the British Empire in the 18th century 67

      • Lucretia Wilhelmina van Merken (1721-1789
      • Germanicus (fragment) 75

II Writing the history of women's writing

Suzan van Dijk

  • Early historiography of Dutch and French women's literature 81

Maria-Theresia Leuker

  • "Beautiful souls" and "Bluestockings": the reception of 17th- and 18th-century women writers in Dutch literature of the 19th century 95

Maaike Meijer

  • Gender effects of male literary discourse: the case of Helene Swarth

      • Margareta Geertruid van der Werken (1734-1780)
      • De kleine Grandisson / Le petit Grandisson 121

Petra Broomans

  • In the name of God and the Father: Scandinavian women's literary history from a meta-literary historical point of view 125

Cornelia Niekus Moore

  • "Ein schoenes Ungeheuer": German women authors from 1550-1850 135

Christine Plante

  • An anthology of 19th-century French women poets

      • Betje Wolff (1738-1804) & Aagje Deken (1741-1804)
      • Historie van Mejuffrouw Sara Burgerhart / Histoire de Mademoiselle Sara Burgerhart 155

III Broader approaches in women's literary historiography

Louise Schleiner

  • Voicing and the subject: early modern women's strategies within discourse domains 163

Mary Trouille

  • "La femme mal mariee": Madame d'Epinay's challenge to Julie and Emilie 171

Kate Flint

  • Women readers romancing the South Seas: Mary Russell Mitford's Christina 183

      • Johanna Desideria Berchmans (1811-1890)
      • Drij roosjes / Drei Roeschen 191

Geraldine Sheridan

  • Woman in the book trade in the 18th century: an untold story 197

Paul Hoftijzer

  • Women in the early modern Dutch book trade 211

      • Anna Louisa Geertruida Bosboom-Toussaint (1812-1886
      • Majoor Frans / Major Frank 223

Lia van Gemert

  • The weight of a laurel-crown: the future of Dutch early modern women writers 227

Riet Schenkeveld-van der Dussen

  • Met en zonder lauwerkrans in an international perspective 239

Joep Leerssen

  • Women authors and literary history 251

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