Bibiliography (with links) for ‘Taking the Pen in Their Hands’

On Saturday 24th July, I gave a talk entitled ‘Taking the Pen in their Hands: Women Writers in the Georgian and Regency Periods’ for the Regency Writers Conference. This is a reference list and a list of primary sources most of which have links to free online public domain versions.

Understanding A Lady Writing by Johannes Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer – A Lady Writing

Reference List

Batchelor, Jennie. Women’s Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750 – 1830. Manchester University Press, 2010.

Clery, E. J. Women’s Gothic: From Clara Reeve to Mary Shelley. Northcote House, 2000.

Duquette, Natasha. Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Aesthetic Approach to Biblical Interpretation. Pickwick Publications, 2016.

Feldman, Paula R. ‘Women Poets and Anonymity in the Romantic Era’. In Authorship, Commerce and the Public. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Hill, Bridget. Eighteenth Century Women: An Anthology. Harper Collins, 1984.

Jacobs, Edward. ‘Radcliffe, Genericism and Gender’ in Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Potter, Franz. Gothic Chapbooks, Bluebooks and Shilling Shockers, 1797 – 1830. University of Wales Press, 2021.

Turner, Cheryl. Women Writers: Living by the Pen. Routledge, 1994.

Primary Texts

Anna Barbauld – Sir Betrand, a Fragment and On Romances

Aphra Behn – The Rover or The Banishe’d Cavaliers – 1677

Frances Burney – Evelina – 1778

Charlotte Dacre – Zofloya, or, The Moor – 1806

Maria Edgeworth – Belinda – 1801

Eliza Haywood – Love in Excess, or the Fatal Enquiry – 1720

Elizabeth Inchbald – A Simple Story – 1791

Anne Ker – The Mysterious Count – 1803

Sophia Lee – The Recess or a Tale of Other Times – 1785

Charlotte Lennox – The Female Quixote – 1752

Anne Radcliffe – The Italian – 1796

Clara Reeve – The Old English Baron – 1778

Mary Robinson – Letter to the Women of England, on the Injustice of Mental Subordination – 1799

Regina Marie Roche – The Children of the Abbey – 1796

Mary Shelley – ‘The Mortal Immortal’ – 1833

Charlotte Smith

The Old Manor House – 1793

Elegiac Sonnets – 1784

Phillis Wheatley – Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral – 1773

Helen Maria Williams – Letters written in France – 1790-6

Sarah Wilkinson – The Count of Montabino -1809

Mary Wollstonecraft – Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman – 1798

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This started off as a story blog to share the little fictions that I like to write but it's turned into something a bit more Goth! I'm Dr Sam Hirst and I research the Gothic, theology and romance and at the moment I'm doing free Gothic classes online! We also have readalongs, watchalongs and reading groups. And I post fun little Gothic bits when I have the chance. Find me on twitter @RomGothSam

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