Gender, Pregnancy and Power in Eighteenth-Century Literature: The Maternal Imagination (Palgrave Studies in Literature) (Hardcover)

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Gender, Pregnancy and Power in Eighteenth-Century Literature: The Maternal Imagination (Palgrave Studies in Literature) (Hardcover)

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Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Mary Toft's Performance: Imagining Powerful Pregnancies in Pantomime and Pamphlets.- Chapter 3: "For one would be loath to spoil a son and heir" the Power of Maternal Imagination in Fiction of the Mid Eighteenth-Century.- Chapter 4: ''Tis My Father's Fault': Tristram Shandy and Paternal Imagination.- Chapter 5: "I'll repress the rising anguish/Till thine eyes behold the light" Passionate Responsibility in Maternal Poetry.- Chapter 6: Romantic Imagination and Maternal Guilt in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.- Afterbirth: The Discourse of Maternal Imagination After the Eighteenth Century.

Jenifer Buckley is the author of the articles '"Bankrupt in all but my good wishes" Speculative Economics in Cleomelia; Or The Generous Mistress' in The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (2014), and '"'Tis My Father's Fault" Tristram Shandy and Paternal Imagination' in The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (forthcoming, 2017).
Product Details ISBN: 9783319538341
ISBN-10: 3319538349
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: August 9th, 2017
Pages: 292
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Studies in Literature