The Female Spectator


The Female Spectator is the newsletter of Chawton House Library.

From the archive: Vol 1, No 1., Autumn 1995


Chawton House Library: From our past to the future
By Isobel Grundy


Current issue:

Vol 9. No 1., Spring, 2005.


Conference Papers

Papers from conferences organised or co-sponsored by Chawton House Library are published by Sheffield Hallam University in "CW3 Journal", the e-journal of the Corvey Women Writers on the Web project.

Issue 1: Summer 2004: Women's Writing in in Britain 1660-1830 (papers from a three-day conference in 2003 co-organised with the University of Southampton)

Jacqueline Pearson
(University of Manchester)
Mothering the Novel: Frances Burney and the Next Generation of Women Novelists
Angela Smallwood
(University of Nottingham)
Women Playwrights, Politics and Convention: the Case of Elizabeth Inchbald's 'seditious' comedy, Every One Has His Fault (1793)
Teresa Barnard
(University of Birmingham)
Anna Seward and the Battle for Authorship
Laura L. Runge
(University of South Florida)
Churls and Graybeards and Novels Written by a Lady: Gender in Eighteenth-Century Book Reviews
Lilla Maria Crisafulli
(University of Bologna)
Letitia Elizabeth Landon's Castruccio Castrucani: Gender Through History
Cynthia Lawford
(Independent Scholar)
Turbans, Tea and Talk of Books: the Literary Parties of Elizabeth Spence and Elizabeth Benger
Isabell Achterberg
(University of Trier)
Early Nineteenth-Century Women Writing Men: Men, Masculinity and the Struggle for Male Authority in the Fiction of Minerva Press Writer Amelia

Issue 2: Winter 2004: Madame de Sta�l and Corinne in England (papers from a one-day conference in 2003 held in collaboration with the University of Southampton and Sheffield Hallam University)

Cora Kaplan
(University of Southampton)
Angela Wright
(University of Sheffield)
Corinne in Distress: Translation as Cultural Misappropriation
Emma Francis
(University of Warwick)
"I like solitude before a Mirror...". Corinne and Marie Bashirktseff
Ann T. Gardiner
(Germany, International University)
The Gender of Fame: Remembering Santa Croce in Mme de Sta�l 's Corinne and Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage IV
Kate Davies
(Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York)
Pantomime, Connoisseurship, Consumption: Emma Hamilton and the Politics of Embodiment
Orianne Smith
(Chicago, Loyola)
British Women Writers and Eighteenth-Century Representations of the Improvisatrice
Sylvia Bordoni
(University of Nottingham)
Parodying Corinne: Mrs Foster's The Corinna of England
Frances Dann
(Sheffield Hallam University)
Maria Fairweather, Madame de Sta�l (London: Constable and Robinson, 2005)
Natalie Neill
( York University, Canada)
Mrs Bullock, Susanna; or, Traits of a Modern Miss (London: Lane, 1795)
Charlotte Dacre, Zofloya: or, The Moor; a Romance of the Fifteenth Century (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806)
Eliza Fenwick, Secresy; or, The Ruin on the Rock (1795)
Averill Buchanan
(Queens University, Belfast)
Mary Tighe (1772-1810)

Issue 3: Summer 2005 (forthcoming): Romantic-era Writing for Children (papers from a one-day conference in 2003 held in collaboration with the University of Southampton and Sheffield Hallam University)

Kar�n Lesnik-Oberstein
(University of Reading)
Reflections on the Papers Delivered at the Conference on 'Romantic-Era Writing for Children', 29th May 2004: 'History, Literature, and the Return of the Real Child'.
Stephen Bygrave
(University of Southampton)
Enlightenment for beginners
Matthew Grenby
(University of Durham)
Early British Children's Books: Towards an Understanding of their Users and Usage
Susan Manly
(St Andrews)
Artifice, Autonomy and Authority in Practical Education (1798)
Tom Furniss
(University of Strathclyde)
Reading Children/Children Reading: The Problematic Nature of Eighteenth-Century Children's Literature in Locke, Rousseau and Day (Tom Furniss, University of Strathclyde)
Laura Smith
(University of Newcastle)
"You cannot be children always": Eliza Fenwick's Visits to the Juvenile Library and the production of the Reading Subject.
Penny Brown
(University of Manchester)
Tales of Castle and Cottage : Mme de Genlis and women writers for children in the Romantic period.