Literature, Gender and Politics in Britain During the War for America, 1770-1785 (BOK)

Robert W. Jones

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The successful performance of a particular kind of masculinity was critical to political life during the eighteenth century, when men who claimed membership of the public sphere were expected to be men of honour as well as property. By the 1770s, however, the transformative effects of commerce and the claims of politeness complicated older certainties. Robert Jones examines how the parliamentary Opposition and their literary allies responded to political pressures and the emergencies of a disastrous war by fashioning a new mode of politics based on a more flexible range of masculinities. Basing his study on close readings of Edmund Burke and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the trials of General Burgoyne and Admiral Keppel, and the Whig appropriation of Thomas Chatterton, Jones explores how Opposition discourse risked the charge of effeminacy in order to fuse the languages of honour and sensibility.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Robert W. Jones
Cambridge Univ Ed
ISBN 9781107007895
Antall sider 280 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2cm
Vekt 570 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800