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Author Brock, Claire, 1977-

Title The feminization of fame, 1750-1830 / Claire Brock.

Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.8927 BROC    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 242 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print.
Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-237) and index.
Contents Introduction : feminizing fame -- 1. 'A new sort of glory' : Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 'little philosophical chemistry' and the reach of Rousseauvian fame in eighteenth-century Britain -- 2. Catharine Macaulay : 'triumph[ant], when alive, o'er future fate' -- 3. Mary Robinson and the 'splendour of a name' -- 4. Inflating Frances Burney -- 5. Germaine de Stael : 'when one can no longer find peace of mind in obscurity, it is necessary to look for strength in celebrity' -- 6. William Hazlitt, on being brilliant : the spirit of the age.
Summary "Fame is fickle, flirtatious and eternally female. Yet the famed are always men; women have been relegated to occasional footnotes in the history of fame. This book redresses the balance by examining the period from 1750 to 1830 when fame underwent a process of feminization, enabling women to embrace celebrity. The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830 examines how fame became something other than an exclusive and exclusionary bastion of the socially privileged in this period and became, to borrow the words of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a form of celebrity which was 'more [one's] own', something to be achieved and enjoyed in a lifetime."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject European literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
European literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
European literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Fame -- History -- 18th century.
Fame -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 1403989915 (hbk.)