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Women's Literary Networks and Romanticism: "A Tribe of Authoresses"

Andrew O. Winckles and Angela Rehbein


The eighteenth century witnessed the rapid expansion of social, political, religious, and literary networks in Great Britain. The increased availability of and access to print, combined with the ease with which individuals could correspond across distance, ensured that it was easier than ever before for writers to enter into the marketplace of ideas. However, we still lack a complex understanding of how literary networks functioned, what the term ‘network’ means in context, and how women writers in particular adopted and adapted to the creative possibilities of networks. The essays in this vol ... More

Keywords: gender, women writers, networks, Romanticism, authorial identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940605
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940605.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew O. Winckles, editor

Angela Rehbein, editor