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Writing the Self, Creating Community. German Women Authors and the Literary Sphere, 1750-1850 book cover

Writing the Self, Creating Community. German Women Authors and the Literary Sphere, 1750-1850

Writing the Self, Creating Community. German Women Authors and the Literary Sphere, 1750-1850 book cover

This chapter highlights the progressive writings of Fanny Lewald and Louise Aston and explores how these two writers and women’s rights advocates drew on a tradition of feminine aesthetics with women’s rights an emphasis on dialogical structures, collaboration, and community to argue for a woman’s right to voice her opinions, for educational and professional opportunities, and for freedom of choice in marriage.

Renata Fuchs, “The Politics of the Female Body in Louise Aston’s and Fanny Lewald’s Works Through the Prism of the Romantic Theory of Sociability and Dialogue” (Writing the Self, Creating Community: German Women Authors and the Literary Sphere, 1750-1850, Camden, 2020), 230-252. Edited by Elisabeth Krimmer and Lauren Nossett 

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