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- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 13:35
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Nineteenth-century Women Writers Reviewed is a work of recuperation, bringing to light the largely buried critical reception of women writers.
We provide reviews both of women now receiving critical attention (whether or not those women were well reviewed in contemporary periodicals) and of women now unknown or nearly so, but who received considerable attention from contemporary reviewers. In doing so, we provide reviews of books that appear to be no longer extant, allowing critics to examine what books have disappeared from view and perhaps why. By providing the critical reception of works by women, NCWWR also helps identify books that need recuperation.
As an edition, NCWWR enables scholars to interrogate the history of women writers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
More specifically, NCWWR promotes greater examination of the responses of contemporary critics to individual women writers and their works, to women writers in the Romantic book trade and to categories of women writers (poets, dramatists, novelists, etc).
NCWWR allows reconsideration of the following areas:
- the nature of women’s writing (genres, range, amount, and so on);
- the reception of women writers across magazines;
- the relationship between women authors and periodical reviewers; and
- the nature of periodical reviewing in the early nineteenth century.
NCWWR broadens our understanding of the nature of literary authorship, of the history of the literary marketplace, and the role of gender in reception.
We welcome participation.
We have room for all sorts of help, from proofreading, to transcribing, to reviewing magazines and identifying relevant texts, to annotating items that need further explanation. Send us an email to get started.