Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural Transfer, by Alessa Johns

By Alessa Johns

Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural move, 1750–1837 examines the methods of cultural move among Britain and Germany throughout the own Union, the interval from 1714 to 1837 whilst the kings of britain have been at the same time Electors of Hanover. whereas students have regularly concerned with the political and diplomatic implications of the non-public Union, Alessa Johns deals a brand new standpoint through tracing sociocultural repercussions and investigating how, within the interval of the yankee and French Revolutions, Britain and Germany generated precise discourses of liberty although they have been nonrevolutionary nations. British and German reformists—feminists in particular—used the period’s elevated pathways of cultural move to generate new discourses in addition to to articulate new perspectives of what own freedom, nationwide personality, and overseas interplay will be. Johns lines 4 pivotal moments of cultural alternate: the growth of the ebook alternate, the trend for translation, the impression of revolution on intra-European commute and trip writing, and the impression of transatlantic trips on visions of reform. Johns finds the way what she phrases “bluestocking transnationalism” spawned discourses of liberty and makes an attempt at sociocultural reform in this interval of large fiscal improvement, revolution, and war.

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