Reclaiming authorship literary women in america 1850 1900 susan s williams reclaiming authorship augments our knowledge of the female literary tradition and enriches our grasp of the process by which women authors sought public status in a literary publishing marketplace which was and remains customarily considered to be a masculine . Reclaiming authorship literary women in america 1850 1900 attending to biographical and cultural contexts and offering fresh readings of literary works reclaiming authorship focuses on the complex ways writers such as maria s cummins louisa may alcott elizabeth keckley mary abigail dodge elizabeth stuart phelps and constance . Reclaiming authorship literary women in america 1850 1900 susan s williams 2006 264 pages cloth 5995 literature view main book page table of contents preface chapter 1 defining female authorship chapter 2 writing in and out of the home parlor culture and authorship chapter 3 authorizing reception maria cummins and the . Part of theamerican literature commonsunited states history commonswomens history commons and thewomens studies commons this article is brought to you for free and open access by the english department of at digitalcommonsuniversity of nebraska lincoln. Reclaiming authorship tells the story of how women overcame their oppositional status in the publishing industry and became authors not as letter writers or diarists parlor writers or women writers but as competitive agents in the book market williams insists on the distinctness of the category of female authorship 3 even as these authors wrote in different modes and for a variety
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