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The Women Writers of the 19th Century

A short presentation for HIEL (History of the English Literature) about the women writers of the 19th century. Enjoy!

Sabrina van Tilborgh

on 1 October 2013

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The Women Writers of the 19th Century
Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Elizabeth Gaskell
March 1806 - June 1861
Ellen Robben & Sabrina van Tilborgh
Introduction to the Topic
Charlotte & Emily Brontë
April 1816 - March 1855
July 1818 - December 1848
September 1810 - November 1865
Christina Rossetti
December 1830 - December 1894
« Romantic-, devotional- and children's poems
« From imitation to sonnets, hymns and ballads
« From Freudian themes to feminism
« Virginia Woolf and Philip Larkin
« "Goblin Market" (1857), children's poem or not?
« One of her other best known works: "Remember"

« Fun fact: "A Cuckoo's Calling" based on "A Dirge"
"Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad." - Remember
December 1775 - July 1817
Jane Austen
Who knows the titles to her six novels?
Bonus: there is another one....

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

Excerpt Mary Barton
« Currer Bell
« Clergy Daughter's School; Roe Head School
« Teacher, governess
« Biography by Elizabeth Gaskell
« Ellis Bell
« Homeschooled teacher
« Fiction and poetry
« "Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell"

« "Wuthering Heights": violence and passion
« Condemned for being amoral
« Died before tasting fame
« Homeric epic The Battle of Marathon at age of 14
« "Poems by Elizabeth B. Barrett" published by father
« Lifelong illness caused use of opiates
« Against slavery and child labour

« Married Robert Browning and moved to Italy
« Sonnets from the Portuguese
« Sonnet 43 Aurora Leigh
« She inspired Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson
« Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson
« Married William Gaskell, moved to Manchester
« The Industrial genre, first novel Mary Barton (anon. 1848)
« Pseudonym "Cotton Mather Mills"

« 1850: 84 Plymouth Grove, social circle i.a. Charles Dickens
« Last novel Wives and Daughters published first in the US
« Died of a heart attack in 1865
« Manchester Historic Buildings Trust
Victorian Literature, 1837-1857
Victorian Literature, 1857-1876
Jane Austen
Charlotte Brontë
Emily Brontë
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Gaskell
Christina Rossetti
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice,
Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey (posthumous), Persuasion (posthumous).
(Bonus: Lady Susan.)
« No pseudonym
« Sister Cassandra best friend
« Romantic stories, stayed alone
« Discontent social class system
« Censorship correspondence
p. 147 - 150
p. 173 - 178
p. 181 - 183
p. 186 - 187
p. 204 - 205
Can you find anything typical regarding this era on one of the two pictures?
All my people in the crowd,
Grab a partner take it down!
« Novels:
"Jane Eyre": naturalism + gothic melodrama
"Shirley": industrial unrest + the role of women
"Villetta": isolation + reppression of desire
The third Brontë sister?
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