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"Does Romanticism have a gender?" Anne Mellor poses this straightforward question at the beginning of her latest book, a valuable and most welcome addition to the burgeoning field of English Romanticism and gender studies. Her affirmative answer, supported by examining twenty of the most influential women publishing between 1780 and 1830, allows her to claim that "a paradigm shift in our conceptual understanding of British literary Romanticism occurs when we give equal weight to the thought and writing of the women of the period" (p. i). Indeed, Mellor's response to her initial question succeeds in complicating our understanding of the literary and cultural phenomena that we have perhaps too easily codified as English Romanticism
Hoeveler, Diane, "Review of Romanticism and Gender by Anne K. Mellor" (1994). English Faculty Research and Publications. 63.
Published version. Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 48, No. 4 (March 1994): 535-537. DOI. © 1994 University of California Press. Used with permission.