Las Romanticas: Women Writers and Subjectivity in Spain, 1835-1850 (Paperback)

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Las Romanticas: Women Writers and Subjectivity in Spain, 1835-1850 (Paperback)


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A pioneering critical work that establishes the existence and elaborates the history of a female literary tradition in Spain early in the nineteenth century, this book will greatly interest specialists in Spanish literature. It also addresses those concerned with Romanticism in general, with feminist criticism, and with the cultural history of women.

Who were las románticas? The first generation of Spanish women to conceive of themselves as "writing women," they made their appearance in the press around 1841. It was the apogee of Spain's Romantic movement and of a first wave of liberal reforms, and these women gave voice to their experience as women within the terms of liberal Romantic ideology. Susan Kirkpatrick examines the textual representations that link liberal ideology, Romantic configurations of subjectivity, and women's writing, in an exciting revelation of early nineteenth-century gender consciousness.

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1989.
Susan Kirkpatrick is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego.
Product Details ISBN: 9780520335585
ISBN-10: 0520335589
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: August 19th, 2022
Pages: 368
Language: English