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.
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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).
The value of Becoming a Woman of Letters lies in its richly researched studies of these six individual women authors, and their place (or places) in their different literary fields.
JUDITH JOHNSTON, Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters.
This volume examines Jameson's contributions to the idea of a woman of letters and her literary campaigns for women in general.
What a paradox,'' said the suit, ``that the renowned filmmaker who produced and directed `The Color Purple' would be a party to denying a prominent black American woman of letters and the arts her rightful recognition for raising public consciousness about slavery.
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.
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.
The training that Fuller received from her father served as a point of departure for her apprenticeship as a woman of letters.
Conversely, he depicts his sister-in-law, the acclaimed woman of letters Victoria Ocampo, as an overbearing, domineering, larger-than-life personality.
American critic, teacher, and woman of letters whose efforts to civilize the taste and enrich the lives of her contemporaries make her significant in the history of American culture.
Slogging through this gritty minutiae is all right for cloddish reporters like Keeler and McGinniss - and the judge, attorneys and jurors in the trial that found MacDonald guilty - but not for a woman of letters like Malcolm, adept at intuiting the inner life of her subjects.
The anthologized selections (a total of seventy) of Caminer's writings are divided into two parts: "The Making of a Woman of Letters in the Eighteenth-Century Veneto" (97-164), and "Women and Society" (165-214).
French-Swiss writer, woman of letters, political propagandist, and conversationalist, who bridged the history of ideas from Neoclassicism to Romanticism and gained fame by maintaining a salon for leading intellectuals.
Stowe thereafter led the life of a woman of letters, writing novels, of which The Minister's Wooing (1859) is best known, and many studies of social life in both fiction and essay.
French poet and woman of letters of the Romantic period.