Refiguring the Coquette

Refiguring the Coquette

Author: Adjunct Assistant Professor Shelley King

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838757103

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 238

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This is a collection of nine original essays selected and edited with a twofold aim: to establish the parameters of coquetry as it was defined and represented in the long eighteenth century, and to reconsider this traditional figure in light of recent work in cultural and gender studies. The essays provide analyses of lesser-known works, examine the depiction of the coquette in popular culture, explore the importance of coquetry as a contemporary term applicable to men as well as women, and amplify current theorization of the coquette. By bringing together the diverse contexts and genres in which the figure of the coquette is articulated--drama, art, fiction, life-writing--Refiguring the Coquette offers alternative perspectives on this central figure in eighteenth-century culture. Shelley King is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Queen's University. Yael Schlick is Associate Adjunct Professor at Queen's University.
Refiguring the Coquette
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Adjunct Assistant Professor Shelley King, Shelley King, Yaël Rachel Schlick
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Associated University Presse

This is a collection of nine original essays selected and edited with a twofold aim: to establish the parameters of coquetry as it was defined and represented in the long eighteenth century, and to reconsider this traditional figure in light of recent work in cultural and gender studies. The essays
The Coquette's Victim
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Charlotte Mary Brame
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-17 - Publisher: Library of Alexandria

Mr. Kent was a very able magistrate. He had sat on the bench for many years and was considered a man of great legal attainments and skill. He very seldom erred in his judgment, and being gifted with a natural shrewdness, he saw the difference at once between a guilty
A Cosmography of Man
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Theresa Schön
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-20 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Designed to reform contemporary British society, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele’s The Tatler (1709-1711) and The Spectator (1711-1712, 1714) rely heavily on the representation of contemporary manners. In shaping such behavioural images, the authors made use of the satirical character sketch. Their character sketches (re)create social interactions between fictionalised representatives
Our Coquettes
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Theresa Braunschneider
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-20 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Before 1660, English readers and theatergoers had never heard of a "coquette"; by the early 1700s, they could hardly watch a play, read a poem, or peruse a newspaper without encountering one. Why does British literature of this period pay so much attention to vain and flirtatious young women? Our
Exceptional Spaces
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: Della Pollock
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

Taking interdisciplinary and diverse approaches, these thirteen essays explore the multifaceted relationship between performance and history. By considering performance as both a useful frame for understanding historical practices and a mode of historical