Wednesday, March 22, 2006



Primary Texts

The Women

Macaulay, Catharine. Letters on Education. 1790. Oxford: Woodstock Books, 1994.

________. The history of England from the accession of James I. to that of the Brunswick line.
London: printed for J. Nourse; R. and J. Dodsley; and W. Johnston, 1763-83.

________. An address to the people of England, Scotland, and Ireland, on the present important
crisis of affairs. Printed by R. Cruttwell, in Bath, for Edward and Charles Dilly, London,

________. Observations on the Reflections of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, on the revolution in
France in a letter to the Right Hon. the earl of Stanhope. Kitchener, Ont.: Batoche, 2000

Montagu, Elizabeth. An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespeare: compared with the Greek and French dramatic poets. With some remarks upon the misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire. London: printed for J. Dodsley; Mess. Baker and Leigh; J. Walter; T. Cadell; and J. Wilkie, 1769

________. Elizabeth Montagu, the Queen of the Bluestockings, Her Correspondence from 1720 to 1761. New York, E.P. Dutton, 1906.

________. Mrs. Montagu, "Queen of the blues", Her Letters and Friendships from 1762-1800. Boston, Houghton Mifflin. 1908.

________. The letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu: with some of the letters of her correspondents. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, by W. Bulmer, 1809.

Warren, Mercy Otis. History of the rise, progress, and termination of the American Revolution: interspersed with biographical, political, and moral observations. Indianapolis : Liberty Classics, 1988.

________. Correspondence between John Adams and Mercy Warren. New York: Arno Press, 1972.

________. “Observations on the new Constitution, and on the federal and state conventions.” 1788. in Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States. Ford, Paul Leicester ed. Brooklyn, N.Y. : [s.n.], 1888.

______. The Mercy Otis Warren Papers, 1709-1841. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1968.

Wortley Montague, Lady Mary. Turkish Embassy Letters. London: Virago Press, 1993.

________. Complete Letters. Ed. Robert Halsband. Oxford: Clarendon, 1956.

________. The Nonsense of Common-sense, 1737-1738. Evanston: Northwestern U, 1947

________. Court Eclogs Written in the Year, 1716. ed. Robert Halsband. New York: New York
Public Library, 1977.

Their Contemporaries

Adams, Abigail. New Letters of Abigail Adams, 1788-1801. Ed. Stewart Mitchell. Boston, 1947.

George Ballard. Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain. Oxford: W. Jackson, 1752.

Boswell, James. 1791. Life of Samuel Johnson. New Haven: Yale UP, 1994.

Burke, Edmund. The Correspondence of Edmund Burke. Chicago, Ill.: U of Chicago P, 1958.

________. 1791. Reflections on the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1993.

Defoe, Daniel. 1719. The Education of Women.

Ferguson, Moira, ed. First Feminists: British Women Writers 1578-1799. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1985.

Folger Collective on Early Women Critics. Women Critics 1660-1820: An Anthology. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1995

Gouges, Olympe de. 1791. Declaration of the Rights of Women and Female Citizens. Reprinted in The Portable Enlightenment Reader, ed. Isaac Kramnick, New York: Penguin, 1995.

Hume, David. 1748. Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus 1988.

________. The History of England. Abridged in two volumes. London: printed for C. and G. Kearsley, 1795.

________. The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by himself. To which is added, a letter from Adam Smith, LL.D. to William Strahan, Esq. Dublin: printed for J. Williams, 1777.

Johnson, Samuel. The Letters of Samuel Johnson. ed. Bruce Redford. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton
UP, 1992-1994.

________. A compleat Introduction to the Art of Writing Letters: Universally Adapted to all
Classes and Conditions of Life. London: printed for Henry Dell; and J. Staples, 1758.

Piozzi, Hester Lynne. Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, L.L.D during the last twenty years
of his life. Dublin: printed for Messrs. Moncrieffe, White, Byrne, Cash, W. Porter,
Marchbank, M’Kenzie, Moore and Jones, 1786.

Pope, Alexander. Selected Letters. Ed. Howard Erskine-Hill. Oxford; New York: Oxford UP,

________. An Essay on Criticism. 1711. Menston, Scolar Press, 1970.

Secondary Works

Applewhite, Harriet B., and Darline G. Levy. Women and Politics in the Age of the Democratic Revolution. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1990.

Backscheider, Paula, ed. Revising Women: Eighteenth-Century "Women's Fiction" and Social Engagement. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP., 2000.

Bannet, Eve Tavor. The Domestic Revolution: Enlightenment Feminisms and the Novel. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2000.

Bate, W. Jackson. Samuel Johnson. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975.

Baym, Nina.”Between Enlightenment and Victorian: Toward a Narrative of American Women Writers Writing History.” Critical Inquiry 18 (1991): 22-41

________. “The Madwoman and Her Languages: Why I Don't Do Feminist Literary Theory.” Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 3 (1984): 45-59.

Brewer, John. The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1997.

Blanning, T.C. W. The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660-1789. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002.

Brant, Clare and Diane Purkiss. Women, Texts, and Histories 1575-1760. London and New York: Routledge, 1992.

Brown, Gregory S. “The Self-Fashionings of Olympe De Gouges 1784-1789.” Eighteenth Century Studies 34 (2001): 383-401.

Butler, Judith. Gender trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge, 1990.
Clarke, Norma. Dr Johnson’s Women. London and New York: Hambledon, 2000.

Coleman, Patrick, Jayne Lewis, and Jill Kowalik, eds. Representations of the Self from the Renaissance to Romanticism. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000.

Creed, Carolyn. “Identity Politics in the Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.” (Ph.D. diss., U of Manitoba (Canada), 1999).

Eger, Elizabeth. “Out Rushed a Female to Protect the Bard: The Bluestocking Defense of Shakespeare.” Huntington Library Quarterly, 65 (2002): 127-151.

Eger, Elizabeth, Charlotte Grant, Clíona Ó Gallchoir, Penny Warburton eds.. Women, Writing and the Public Sphere, 1700-1830. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001.

Ferguson, Moira. First Feminists: British Women Writers 1578-1799. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1985.

Fletcher, Anthony. Gender, Sex and Subordination in England, 1500-1800. New Haven: Yale UP, 1995.

Foreman, Amanda. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. New York: Random House, 1998.

Gallagher, Catherine. Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace
1670-1820. Berkeley: U of California P, 1994.

Gardiner, Ellen. Regulating Readers: Gender and Literary Criticism in the Eighteenth-Century
Novel . Newark: U of Delaware P, 1999.

Gardner, Kevin. “The Aesthetics of Intimacy: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and her readers.”
Papers on Language & Literature, 34 (1998): 113-134.

Gevirtz, Karen Bloom. “Ladies Reading and Writing: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and
the Gendering of Critical Discourse.” MLS 33 (2003): 60-72.

Goodman, Deena. The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment.
Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1994.

Greenblatt, Stephen. Renaissance Self-fashioning: from More to Shakespeare. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1980.

Grundy, Isobel. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment. New York: Oxford UP, 2001.

________. “The Politics of Female Authorship: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Reaction to the Printing of Her Poems.” The Book Collector 31 (1982): 19-37.

Grundy, Isobel, ed.. Samuel Johnson: new critical essays. Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble, 1984.

Habermas, Jurgen. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: an Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1989.

Halsband, Robert. The Life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Oxford: Clarendon, 1956.

Hanson, Marjorie. “Elisabeth Montagu: A Biographical Sketch and Critical Edition of Her Writings.” (Ph.D. diss., U of Southern California, 1982).

Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.

Jones, Wendy L. Talking on Paper: Alexander Pope's Letters. ELS 50. Victoria, Canada: English Literary Studies, 1990.

Kates, Gary. Monsieur D’Eon is a woman : a tale of political intrigue and sexual masquerade. New York: Basic Books, 1995.

Kerber, Linda. Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1980.

Landes, Joan. Women and the public sphere in the age of the French Revolution. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1988.

Lewis, Judith S. Sacred to Female Patriotism: Gender, Class, and Politics in Late Georgian Britain. New York: Routledge. 2003.

Lerner, Gerda. “Placing Women in History: Definitions and Challenges,” Feminist Studies 3 (1975): 5-14.

Looser, Devoney. British Women Writers and the Writing of History 1670-1820. Baltimore:
John’s Hopkins UP, 2000.

Lowenthal, Cynthia. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and the Eighteenth-Century Familiar Letter.
Athens, GA.: U of Georgia P, 1994.

Mahaffey, Lois Kathleen. “Alexander Pope and His Sappho: Pope's Relationship with Lady
Mary Wortley Montagu and Its Influence on His Work.” (Ph.D. diss., UT Austin, 1963).

Matchinske, Megan. Writing, Gender and State in Early Modern England. New York:
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May, Henry. The Enlightenment in America. New York: Oxford UP, 1976.

Melton, James Van Horn. The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe. Cambridge:
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Meyer, Donald. The Democratic Enlightenment. New York: Putnam, 1976.

Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800. Ithaca, N.Y., 1996.

Oreovicz, Cheryl Z. “Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814).” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 13 (1996): 54-63.

Outram, Dorinda. The Enlightenment. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 1995.

Porter, Roy. The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment.
New York: Norton, 2000.

________. Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul. New York:
Norton, 2003.

Porter, Roy ed. Rewriting the Self : Histories from the Renaissance to the Present. London; New
York: Routledge, 1997.

Poovey, Mary. The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1984.

Riley, Denise. Am I That Name? Feminism and the Category of "Women" in History. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1988.

Rogers, Katharine. Feminism in eighteenth-century England. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1982.

Rogers, Patrick. The Alexander Pope Encyclopedia. Greenwood,

Scott, Joan W. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” The American
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Shoemaker, Robert Brink. Gender in English Society, 1650-1850: The Emergence of Separate
Spheres. London: Longman, 1998.

Smith, Bonnie G. The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice. Cambridge,
Mass.: Harvard UP, 1998.

Spacks, Patricia Meyer. "Female Rhetorics." In The Private Self: Theory and Practice of
Women's Autobiographical Writings, ed. Shari Benstock, pp. 177-91. Chapel Hill:
U of North Carolina P, 1988.

Steinbrugge, Liselotte. The Moral Sex: Women’s Nature in the French Enlightenment. New
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Stone, Lawrence. Family, sex and marriage in England, 1500-1800. New York: Harper & Row,

Stevenson, Jane. Female Authority and Authorization Strategies in Early Modern Europe.
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Tague, Ingrid H. Women of Quality: Accepting and Contesting Ideals of Femininity in England,
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Todd, Janet. The Sign of Angellica: Women, Writing and Fiction, 1660-1800. New York: Columbia UP, 1989.

Turner, Cheryl. Living by the Pen: Women Writers in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Routledge, 1992.

Vickery, Amanda. The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England. New Haven: Yale UP, 1998.

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Wiesner, Merry. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge UP, 2000.

Woolf, D.R. “A Feminine Past: Gender, Genre and Historical Knowledge in England 1500-1800.” American Historical Review 102 (1997): 645-679.

Wrightson, Keith. English Society, 1580-1680. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers UP, 1982.