woman of letters


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woman of letters

A woman who is well-versed in literature and related scholarly pursuits. As a woman of letters, the professor could easily speak for hours on the works of Shakespeare.
See also: letter, of, woman
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Becoming a Woman of Letters: Myths of Authorship and Facts of the Victorian Market.
Throughout, her keen awareness of the full range of professional opportunities in Victorian print culture support her final comment: "Although this study of the Victorian woman of letters disclaims any large historical arc of rise and fall, it does finally reveal that the rise or fall of any individual woman author was dependent on the literary field in which she produced her work" (223).
'By the 1880's, when A Struggle appeared, the woman of letters was a common figure on the literary scene--from Eliza Lynn Linton ...
Forty-one of her letters were included, in English translation, in Selected Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian Woman of Letters, edited by Catherine M.
Sama's solution consists in presenting selections from various genres under two broad thematic headings: 'The Making of a Woman of Letters' and 'Women and Society', the latter being subdivided into three further themes: 'The Intellectual Life', 'Fashion', and 'Marriage or the Convent'.
Dean Sullivan will be wearing a toupee for his role in A Chip in the Sugar as a mother-fixated middle-aged man, and Pauline Daniels is adding years to her age for one of her roles (she appears in both A Woman of Letters and A Cream Cracker Under the Settee).
Gollin's study treats Fields primarily as a "woman of letters." The book could serve almost as a narrative encyclopedia of the Anglo-American literary scene from the Civil War to 1915.
Although Gournay was well established as a prolific author and a woman of letters in her lifetime, after 1641 her books and essays did not find a publisher until the twentieth century.
Gollin's Annie Adams Fields: Woman of Letters (University of Massachusetts Press, 2002).
A Southern Woman of Letters: The Correspondence of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, edited by Rebecca Grant Sexton.
JUDITH JOHNSTON, Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters. Pp.
Wall's work shows her to have been an extremely influential literary editor, nurturer of young talent, important novelist, essayist, translator, and all-around woman of letters. Her Crisis columns from places as diverse as Algiers and Paris as well as her translations of stories written by African and Caribbean authors contributed to the journal's cosmopolitan sophistication and its Pan-Africanist cultural politics.
(More times than any other French woman of letters.)
In the first of his two-volume biography, Capper explores these dimensions in the context of Fuller's exceptionally demanding education, the strategies she invented to support herself with teaching, Fuller's apprenticeship for a career as a woman of letters, and the opening chapter of that career with her decision to edit the Transcendentalist journal, the Dial.