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Mary Spongberg

Mary Spongberg is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on the history of women & feminism, gender, and the body. She is the editor of the Companion to Women’s Historical Writing (2005) and is on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860 : Empathetic Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When I began this book, I thought of it as a set of case studies of women historians in the nineteenth century. Now, however, I have come to think of the book as documenting that which had been lost in the transition from Hume to Hallam...

Subjectivity, the self and historical practice

New Directions in Social and Cultural History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction In 1961 E. H. Carr criticized what he called ‘the Bad King John theory of history’. I would like to thank Sarah Easterby-Smith, James Hinton, Sujit Sivasundaram, Roger Woods and the three editors of this volume...

Introduction: Empathetic Histories: English Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860

Mary Spongberg

Mary Spongberg is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on the history of women & feminism, gender, and the body. She is the editor of the Companion to Women’s Historical Writing (2005) and is on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860 : Empathetic Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Between 1790 and 1860 women wrote across a range of historical genres, yet their engagement with the nation’s past is rarely considered as contributing to this most formative period of English historiography. I use the term...

Gender

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume III : Scientific Models: From the West to the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Gender, n. a grammatical term only. To talk of persons or creatures of the masculine or feminine gender, meaning of the male or female sex, is either a jocularity (permissible or not according to context) or a blunder.Those who would codify...

The ‘Acquittal’ of Queen Caroline: Mary Hays’s Memoirs of Queens as Political Dissent

Mary Spongberg

Mary Spongberg is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on the history of women & feminism, gender, and the body. She is the editor of the Companion to Women’s Historical Writing (2005) and is on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860 : Empathetic Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In mid-1821 Mary Hays, Rational Dissenter and feminist radical, published her last work, Memoirs of Queens, Illustrious and Celebrated. Written in the wake of the crisis in English politics provoked by the trial of Queen Caroline, Hays...

Jane Austen, Mary Stuart and the Jacobite History of England

Mary Spongberg

Mary Spongberg is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on the history of women & feminism, gender, and the body. She is the editor of the Companion to Women’s Historical Writing (2005) and is on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860 : Empathetic Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In the autumn of 1791 a 15-year-old Jane Austen produced a comic essay entitled The History of England from the Reign of Henry the 4th to the Death of Charles the 1st, which she dedicated to her sister Cassandra, who provided the images...

The Gender of Whig Historiography

Mary Spongberg

Mary Spongberg is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on the history of women & feminism, gender, and the body. She is the editor of the Companion to Women’s Historical Writing (2005) and is on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860 : Empathetic Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Although it has been recognized that a new type of women’s historical writing emerged in England following the French Revolution, neither literary critics nor historians have really explored the relation between women’s interest in history...

Caroline of Brunswick as Anne Boleyn: Dissenting Women Writers and Historical ‘Memoir’

Mary Spongberg

Mary Spongberg is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on the history of women & feminism, gender, and the body. She is the editor of the Companion to Women’s Historical Writing (2005) and is on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860 : Empathetic Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...During the Regency, two Dissenting women writers, Lucy Aikin and Elizabeth Benger, both members of the famed Aikin–Barbauld circle, produced studies of Tudor queens. In 1818, Lucy Aikin published Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth...

Agnes Strickland’s Mary Beatrice of Modena and the Politics of 1688

Mary Spongberg

Mary Spongberg is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on the history of women & feminism, gender, and the body. She is the editor of the Companion to Women’s Historical Writing (2005) and is on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860 : Empathetic Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In 1850, Agnes Strickland published her Historic Scenes and Poetic Fancies, a series of short historical sketches accompanied by poems relating to the factual events described. Historic Scenes marked a shift away from the royal biographies...

Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and the Emergence of Empathetic History

Mary Spongberg

Mary Spongberg is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on the history of women & feminism, gender, and the body. She is the editor of the Companion to Women’s Historical Writing (2005) and is on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860 : Empathetic Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The initial reception of Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France revealed forcefully the extent to which his representation of queenship unsettled English readers. Both his supporters and his detractors believed that his...