Modes of Discipline

Modes of Discipline

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Brings together British women writers who opposed what they figured as the poison of revolutionary thought, and who used the novel form in their search for a vehicle to carry a counterrevolutionary antidote. Reading Jane West, Hannah More, Elizabeth Hamilton, Mary Brunton, Laetitia Matilda Hawkins, and Jane Porter in relation to each other and to their antirevolutionary contemporaries, this study shows that they developed an alternative feminine (but not feminist) discourse within the broader context of conservative print culture.The domestic novel form, with its emphasis on women as subject and subjects, and on the aquot;femaleaquot; plot of courtship and marriage, provided an ideal vehicle for antirevolutionary writersa#39; intervention in the political discourses of the period.

Title:Modes of Discipline
Author: Lisa Wood
Publisher:Bucknell University Press - 2003-01

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