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Hannah More, the Conventionalist, and Mary Robinson, the Radical: Differing Feminist Perspectives on 19th Century Women's Progress, Purity, and Power

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dc.contributor.author Mandaglio, Lia A.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-28T22:29:38Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-28T22:29:38Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier.citation Mandaglio, Lia A. (2007). Hannah More, the Conventionalist, and Mary Robinson, the Radical: Differing Feminist Perspectives on 19th Century Women's Progress, Purity, and Power. Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal, 2(1). en
dc.identifier.issn 1718-8482
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/497
dc.description.abstract During the Romantic literary period, British feminist writers assumed drastically different stances when advocating for female empowerment and autonomy. Hannah More and Mary Robinson demonstrate these different feminist approaches in their writing, as More advocates for women's spiritual purity as a means of attaining social equality, while Robinson endorses an assertion of female intellectual capacities. Through their distinct feminist polemics, More and Robinson expose how both an allegiance to and a rejection of traditional gender conventions can function as mechanisms for female social mobility and gender equality. This study explores the differences between More's feminist ideas in her poem "The Story of Sinful Sally. Told by Herself" and Robinson's A Letter to the Women of England. This paper also discusses the implications of these women's opposing feminist philosophies in contemporary western culture and the ways in which their views can be reconciled through their application to modern female social scripts. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal en
dc.subject Feminism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century en
dc.subject Feminist women writers en
dc.title Hannah More, the Conventionalist, and Mary Robinson, the Radical: Differing Feminist Perspectives on 19th Century Women's Progress, Purity, and Power en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Lafayette College en
dc.publisher.institution Lafayette College, Easton, PA en

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