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Moskal, Jeanne

Works: 15 works in 41 publications in 2 languages and 2,029 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: PR4148.E8, 821.7
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Most widely held works by Jeanne Moskal
Blake, ethics, and forgiveness by Jeanne Moskal( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake, Ethics, and Forgiveness is the first book systematically to examine the ethical commitments and contradictions in William Blake's pervasive concern with human forgiveness. Primary among these ethical commitments is Blake's passionate advocacy of forgiveness between human beings as a means to solve the problem of human evil. Such an advocacy seems to contradict Blake's assertions that ethical laws merely create the illusion of human evil and employ the concept of "forgiveness" solely to reinforce the terms of the original oppression. Blake, Ethics, and Forgiveness clarifies the relation between these two seemingly contradictory ethical impulses in Blake by employing a distinction increasingly important among contemporary ethicists, a distinction between an ethics of obligation and an ethics of character. It demonstrates that Blake's protests are directed to laws based on obligation, which assume that all human persons are essentially alike, while Blake's advocacy of forgiveness among human beings assumes an ethics of character based on the cultivation of virtues. The book goes on to argue that in some contexts Blake uses the vocabulary of forgiveness to solve not the problem of human evil but the problem of human otherness, the intractable differences between and among human beings, and to suggest that Blake's vocabulary does not meet the demands of this second task. Thus, Blake, Ethics, and Forgiveness offers a consideration of ethics, an unjustly neglected topic, for inclusion into the study of the British Romantic period. Moreover, its analysis of the limits of Blake's uses of forgiveness contributes to current thinking that questions the sufficiency of the Romantic poets' self-representations
Teaching British women writers, 1750-1900( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exuberant recovery from obscurity of scores of British women writers has prompted professors and publishers to revisit publication of women's writings. New curricular inclusion of these sometimes quirky, often passionate writers profoundly disrupts traditional pedagogical assumptions about what constitutes "literature." This book addresses this radically changed educational landscape, offering practical, proven teaching strategies for newly "recovered" writers, both in special topics courses and in traditional teaching environments
Travel writing by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels and selected works of Mary Shelley by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La version électronique de "The novels and selected works of Mary Shelley", fait partie de "The InteLex Past Masters Women Writers Series"
The novels and selected works of Mary Shelley. Travel writing. Index by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels and selected works of Mary Shelley. index by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels and selected works of Mary Shelley : Volume 8 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every word and every character was human : Blake, Milton, and literary history by Jeanne Moskal( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

8: Travel writings, index by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The vanishing voyager and the emerging outsider, 1818-1930 by Rebecca Nesvet( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

While some contemporary scholars have examined the nineteenth-century evolution of voyage and exploration literature, the cultural critic Joseph Roach has shown how surrogation, or reinventive replacement of lost elements, produces culture. I integrate these two critical pursuits by examining nineteenth-century literary surrogations of a haunting pantheon: famous British voyagers who mysteriously vanished overseas. I argue that the occasion of voyager disappearance creates a rupture in the official expedition narrative, which presents writers with the opportunity to reinvent and repurpose that narrative to serve new rhetorical purposes. Nineteenth-century coterie authors repurposed vanished voyagers' narratives to sidelines official voyagers and instead foreground figures that I call outsider voyagers: traveling savages, political pariahs, Byronic heroes, non-English Britons, women, and queer subjects. I contend that nineteenth-century authors including Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and James Malcolm Rymer present their outsider voyager protagonists as travelers, writers, and cultural critics, whose unauthorized voyage narratives depart from the official voyage-narrative tradition by questioning British imperialism, patriarchy, and other elite ideologies. By surrogating historical and largely forgotten vanished voyagers, nineteenth-century British writers facilitated the emergence of the outsider voyager protagonist
John Greenleaf Whittier and Ebenezer Elliott by Jeanne Moskal( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Regency novel and the British constitution Austen, Brunton, Shelley, and the culture of Romantic decline by Sarah Elizabeth Marsh( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

During the Regency period 1811-1820, Britons were faced at home with daunting political problems: a scandal-plagued royal family; ongoing war with France; a weak postwar economy; a complicated and relatively new union of Scotland with England and Wales; and an enormous new empire abroad that few understood and none knew how to manage. As a hedge against this apparent national decline, Britons made frequent recourse to an ideal of national cohesion they called the British constitution: in medicine, the constitution or health of British bodies; in domestic matters, the constitution of the British family; in science, the constitution of the British atmosphere and landscape; in politics, the constitution of the British polity out of the English, the Welsh, and the Scottish; in government, the constitutional monarchy comprising the House of Lords, the House of Commons, and the king; in jurisprudence, the body of parliamentary law known as the British Constitution. Constitution was for Britons a multivalent and extremely powerful term that emphasized the interrelatedness of political, legal, social, environmental, and medical understandings of lived experience. And yet, as the nineteenth century moved into its second decade, Britons were nevertheless convinced that theirs was a national constitution on the verge of ruin. This dissertation assesses the interaction of British constitutions--physiological, legal, and national--with genre in the Regency-era novels of Jane Austen, Mary Brunton, and Mary Shelley. These novels are no exception to the larger trend of Regency-era declinism; what makes these women's fictive appraisals of Britain's ruin so remarkable is how they use gender and genre categories to unsettle the seemingly stable idea of a British constitution. The novel was primed for this political work because it was the principal conduit through which Britons indulged their obsession with constitutional decline: eighteenth-century sentimental and gothic fictions almost universally feature as a plotline the constitutional ruin of heroines. In their Regency-era novels, Austen, Brunton, and Shelley seized upon this older tradition to level its sexual double standard: constitutional decline, they insist, inheres not in women's bodies as the sentimental and gothic traditions held, but in a social order--and a literary tradition--that maintained women and other disenfranchised groups in positions of precarious constitutional legitimacy. Taken together, the Regency-era novels of Austen, Brunton, and Shelley demonstrate that the British constitution--that old ideal of national cohesion--might be nothing more and certainly nothing less than Britain's greatest national fiction
A Lady Novelist and the Late Eighteenth-Century Book Trade Charlotte Smith's Letters to Publisher Thomas Cadell, Sr., 1786-94 by Emily M Brewer( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As a struggling single mother separated from her dissolute husband, the poet Charlotte Smith 1749-1806 began writing novels as a way to make money for her family. The exploding book market of late eighteenth-century Britain teemed with booksellers and publishers--some anxious to hustle works to press, some seeking quality works to build their reputation--and Smith entered this male-centric realm with naïveté, shaky confidence, and growing desperation. Guided by a literary mentor to the reputable London publishing firm of Thomas Cadell, Sr., Smith entered a business relationship that would see her through the publication and later editions of two translated novels, three original novels, the two-volume poem The Emigrants, and a subscription and an expanded edition of her celebrated poetry and essay collection, Elegiac Sonnets. Most of the letters Smith wrote to Cadell have never been published; the majority of them were discovered just as Judith Phillips Stanton was taking her Collect
Feminine-centered history and the good cause in Mary Shelley's Perkin Warbeck by Jena Abdullah Al-Fuhaid( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study advances the long-overdue critical reevaluation of Mary Shelley's The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck 1830 by examining the appearances of the sixteenth-century pretender to the throne, Perkin Warbeck both prior to and contemporaneous with Mary Shelley, in conventional historical writings and narratives of political reform. It provides the necessary, albeit esoteric, historical background, both Regency and medieval, for a thorough understanding of Perkin Warbeck and its historical moment and analyzes Mary Shelley's personal writings, letters, and journals for evidence of Perkin Warbeck's function as a safe venue for Mary Shelley's political opinions, participation in political reform, support of Wollstonecraftian ideology, and contributions to the `good cause'--the cause of the advancement of freedom and knowledge, of the rights of women &c MWSJ 555. Contrary to the scholarly assumption that Shelley retreated from the political sphere after P. B. Shelley's death, I suggest that Perkin Warbeck is, in fact, a political allegory, and I use the late-medieval lives of Princess Elizabeth and Elizabeth Woodville to critique Regency events, chiefly, George IV's persecution of Queen Caroline
The novels and selected works of Mary Shelley by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Teaching British women writers, 1750-1900