Romanticism Publishing and Dissent

Romanticism  Publishing and Dissent

This book seeks to reassess the reputation of a man unfairly condemned in his own time as a dangerously 'radical' publisher and how far the works he published tended to promote the case for religious and political reform.

Author: H. Braithwaite

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230508507

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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Joseph Johnson (1738-1809) was arguably the foremost bookseller of the late eighteenth century in England, publishing Joseph Priestley, William Cowper, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Mary Wollstonecroft, Wordsworth and Coleridge, among others, and his output closely linked to the turbulent events of his age. This book seeks to reassess the reputation of a man unfairly condemned in his own time as a dangerously 'radical' publisher and how far the works he published tended to promote the case for religious and political reform.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism

Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism

81. see helen Braithwaite, Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent, p. 88: “[geddes was] characterized by his dissenting contemporaries as free-thinking, ultra-liberal and a 'primitive christian.'” for additional background on geddes's ...

Author: Arianne Chernock

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804772938

Category: History

Page: 272

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Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism calls fresh attention to the forgotten but foundational contributions of men to the creation of modern British feminism. Focusing on the revolutionary 1790s, the book introduces several dozen male reformers who insisted that women's emancipation would be key to the establishment of a truly just and rational society. These men proposed educational reforms, assisted women writers into print, and used their training in religion, medicine, history, and the law to challenge common assumptions about women's legal and political entitlements. This book uses men's engagement with women's rights as a platform to reconsider understandings of gender in eighteenth-century Britain, the meaning and legacy of feminism, and feminism's relationship more generally to traditions of radical reform and enlightenment.
Categories: History

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

A.S. Collins, Authorship in the Days of Johnson, Being a Study of the Relation Between Author, Patron, Publisher and ... Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent: Joseph Johnson and the Cause of Liberty (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ...

Author: C. Franklin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230510050

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This study argues that protestant society had traditionally sanctioned women's role in spreading literacy, but this became politicized in the 1790s. Wollstonecraft's literary vocation was shaped by the expectations of the power of print to educate and reform individuals and society, in the radical circles of the Unitarian publisher Joseph Johnson.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Romanticism and the Letter

Romanticism and the Letter

writing, it is also worth remembering that publishing was a precarious profession.6 Andrew Millar, who was one of the ... 8Helen Braithwaite, Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent: Joseph Johnson and the Cause of Liberty (UK: Palgrave, ...

Author: Madeleine Callaghan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030293109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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Romanticism and the Letter is a collection of essays that explore various aspects of letter writing in the Romantic period of British Literature. Although the correspondence of the Romantics constitutes a major literary achievement in its own right, it has received relatively little critical attention. Essays focus on the letters of major poets, including Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats; novelists and prose writers, including Jane Austen, Leigh Hunt and Charles Lamb; and lesser-known writers such as Melesina Trench and Mary Leadbeater. Moving from theories of letter writing, through the period’s diverse epistolary culture, to essays on individual writers, the collection opens new perspectives for students and scholars of the Romantic period.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions Volume II

The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions  Volume II

practice which, by the eighteenth century, had been accepted by all Dissenting denominations (except Quakers). ... Helen Braithwaite, Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent: Joseph Johnson and the Cause of Liberty (Basingstoke, ...

Author: Andrew C. Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191006685

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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The five-volume Oxford History of Dissenting Protestant Traditions series is governed by a motif of migration ('out-of-England'). It first traces organized church traditions that arose in England as Dissenters distanced themselves from a state church defined by diocesan episcopacy, the Book of Common Prayer, the Thirty-Nine Articles, and royal supremacy, but then follows those traditions as they spread beyond England -and also traces newer traditions that emerged downstream in other parts of the world from earlier forms of Dissent. Secondly, it does the same for the doctrines, church practices, stances toward state and society, attitudes toward Scripture, and characteristic patterns of organization that also originated in earlier English Dissent, but that have often defined a trajectory of influence independent ecclesiastical organizations. The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II charts the development of protestant Dissent between the passing of the Toleration Act (1689) and the repealing of the Test and Corporation Acts (1828). The long eighteenth century was a period in which Dissenters slowly moved from a position of being a persecuted minority to achieving a degree of acceptance and, eventually, full political rights. The first part of the volume considers the history of various dissenting traditions inside England. There are separate chapters devoted to Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists and Quakers—the denominations that traced their history before this period—and also to Methodists, who emerged as one of the denominations of 'New Dissent' during the eighteenth century. The second part explores that ways in which these traditions developed outside England. It considers the complexities of being a Dissenter in Wales and Ireland, where the state church was Episcopalian, as well as in Scotland, where it was Presbyterian. It also looks at the development of Dissent across the Atlantic, where the relationship between church and state was rather looser. Part three is devoted to revivalist movements and their impact, with a particular emphasis on the importance of missionary societies for spreading protestant Christianity from the late eighteenth century onwards. The fourth part looks at Dissenters' relationship to the British state and their involvement in the campaigns to abolish the slave trade. The final part discusses how Dissenters lived: the theology they developed and their attitudes towards scripture; the importance of both sermons and singing; their involvement in education and print culture and the ways in which they expressed their faith materially through their buildings.
Categories: Religion

The Joseph Johnson Letterbook

The Joseph Johnson Letterbook

'Well, you could not get me hanged', he told Joel Barlow at a dinner in 1802, about his publication of Barlow's ... Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent, 102–6; Chard, 'Bookseller to Publisher', 139; Nicholas Roe, Wordsworth and ...

Author: Associate Professor of English John Bugg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199644247


Page: 224

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The Joseph Johnson Letterbook is the first scholarly edition of the correspondence of the influential Romantic-era publisher Joseph Johnson (1738-1809). Johnson worked in the British book trade for over four decades, producing thousands of books by writers such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Joseph Priestley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Maria Edgeworth, and William Wordsworth. His contributions to the book trade ranged across several fields, from science andmedical writing, to children's literature, to energized pamphlets on the era's religious and political controversies. His letters will be of interest not only to scholars of Romantic literature, but also historiansof the book, scholars of women's literary history, historians of science, and several other fields.



Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent: Joseph Johnson and the Cause of Liberty. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. Burwick, Frederick. “The Language of High Treason: Thomas Hardy, John Horne Tooke, and the Edinburgh Seven.

Author: Frederick Burwick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470659830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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"Romanticism Keywords offers readers an invaluable collection of 70 key terms most frequently discussed by authors of the Romantic period--and most often deliberated and debated by contemporary critics and literary historians of the era"--
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mary Hays 1759 1843

Mary Hays  1759 1843

14 See Helen Braithwaite's account in Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent: Joseph Johnson and the Cause of Liberty (Houndmills, 2003), pp. 144–8. 15 Philp, Godwin's Political Justice, pp. 117–19. 16 Pamela Clemit, “Introduction,” Lives ...

Author: Gina Luria Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351125857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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Mary Hays, reformist, novelist, and innovative thinker, has been waiting two hundred years to be judged in a fair, scholarly, and comprehensive way. During her lifetime and long after, her role in the ongoing reformist debates in England at the end of the eighteenth century, intensified by the French Revolution, served as a lightening rod for opponents who attacked her controversial stance on women's intellectual competence and human rights. The author's intellectual history of Hays finally makes the case for her importance as an innovator. She was a feminist thinker who advanced notions of tolerance that included women, an educator who broke new ground for female autodidacts, a philosophical commentator who translated Enlightenment ideas for a burgeoning female audience, a Dissenting historiographer who reinvented 'female biography,' and a writer of deliberately experimental fiction, including the roman à clef Memoirs of Emma Courtney. The author approaches Hays from several disciplinary perspectives-historical, biographical, literary, critical, theological, and political-to elucidate the multiple ways in which Hays contributed and responded to, and influenced and was influenced by, the most significant issues and figures of her time.
Categories: Literary Criticism



Braithwaite , Helen ( 2003 ) Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent: Joseph Johnson and the Cause of Liberty , Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan . Brewer , William Dean ( 1994 ) The Shelley–Byron Conversation , Gainesville, FL : University ...

Author: Carmen Casaliggi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317609353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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The Romantic period coincided with revolutionary transformations of traditional political and human rights discourses, as well as witnessing rapid advances in technology and a primitivist return to nature. As a broad global movement, Romanticism strongly impacted on the literature and arts of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in ways that are still being debated and negotiated today. Examining the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, and the arts of the period, this book considers: Important propositions and landmark ideas in the Romantic period; Key debates and critical approaches to Romantic studies; New and revisionary approaches to Romantic literature and art; The ways in which Romantic writing interacts with broader trends in history, politics, and aesthetics; European and Global Romanticism; The legacies of Romanticism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Containing useful, reader-friendly features such as explanatory case studies, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading, this clear and engaging book is an invaluable resource for anyone who intends to study and research the complexity and diversity of the Romantic period, as well as the historical conditions which produced it.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rational Dissenters in Late Eighteenth Century E an Ardent Desire of Truth

Rational Dissenters in Late Eighteenth Century E    an Ardent Desire of Truth

... 'English Dissenters and the American Revolution', in H. C. Allen and R. Thompson (eds), Contrast and Connection: ... 1990) Braithwaite, H., Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent: Joseph Johnson and the Cause of Liberty (Basingstoke, ...

Author: Valerie Smith

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783275663

Category: History

Page: 368

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Rational Dissent was a branch of Protestant religious nonconformity which emerged to prominence in England between c. 1770 and c. 1800. While small, the movement provoked fierce opposition from both Anglicans and Orthodox Dissenters.
Categories: History