By Melissa Bailes
In the mid-eighteenth century, many British authors and literary critics
anxiously claimed that poetry used to be in concern. those writers complained that glossy poets
plagiarized classical authors in addition to each other, asserted that no new matters for verse
remained, and feared poetry's entire exhaustion. Questioning Nature
explores how significant ladies writers of the era—including Mary Shelley, Anna Barbauld, and Charlotte
Smith—turned in accordance with constructing disciplines of common historical past reminiscent of botany, zoology,
Recognizing the sociological implications of inquiries in the
traditional sciences, those authors renovated notions of originality via usual historical past while
enticing with questions of the day. Classifications, hierarchies, and definitions inherent in
common historical past have been appropriated into discussions of gender, race, and state. extra, their
matters with authorship, authority, and novelty led them to scan with textual hybridities
and collaborative modes of originality that competed with traditional rules of solitary
Exploring those authors and their paintings, Questioning
Nature explains how those girls writers' ingenious medical writing unveiled a new
family tree for Romantic originality, either shaping the literary canon and finally major to
their exclusion from it.
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Questioning Nature: British Women's Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750-1830 by Melissa Bailes