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By Alessa Johns

Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural move, 1750–1837 examines the approaches of cultural move among Britain and Germany throughout the own Union, the interval from 1714 to 1837 whilst the kings of britain have been concurrently Electors of Hanover. whereas students have mostly concerned about the political and diplomatic implications of the private Union, Alessa Johns deals a brand new standpoint by means of tracing sociocultural repercussions and investigating how, within the interval of the yankee and French Revolutions, Britain and Germany generated specified discourses of liberty even if they have been nonrevolutionary international locations. British and German reformists—feminists in particular—used the period’s elevated pathways of cultural move to generate new discourses in addition to to articulate new perspectives of what own freedom, nationwide personality, and foreign interplay can be. Johns lines 4 pivotal moments of cultural alternate: the growth of the booklet alternate, the fashion for translation, the impact of revolution on intra-European commute and commute writing, and the impression of transatlantic trips on visions of reform. Johns finds the way what she phrases “bluestocking transnationalism” spawned discourses of liberty and makes an attempt at sociocultural reform in this interval of large financial improvement, revolution, and war.

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