Women Writers and Nineteenth-Century Medievalism (Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters) (Hardcover)

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Women Writers and Nineteenth-Century Medievalism (Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters) (Hardcover)

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In a thoughtful and detailed study, Women Writers and Nineteenth-Century Medievalism considers the ways in which women poets, biographers, and historians used medieval motifs and settings to enable them to comment on controversial contemporary issues. Broome Saunders' illuminating discussion focuses on women working during the socio-political and religious upheaval of the nineteenth century and mines the poetry of Felicia Hemans, Letitia Landon, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning; portrayals of Joan of Arc and Guinevere in art and literature; and non-fiction sources such as women's letters and diaries during the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars.
CLARE BROOME SAUNDERS is Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9780230607934
ISBN-10: 0230607934
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 230
Language: English
Series: Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters

"Saunders has uncovered a wealth of material that will, I am sure, fascinate all students of the period."--Richard Cronin, University of Glasgow, Victorian Studies (Volume 52, Number 1)