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concentrating on eighteenth-century buildings of symbolic femininity and eighteenth-century women's writing with regards to modern utopian discourse, this quantity adjusts our knowing of the utopia of the Enlightenment, putting a different emphasis on colonial utopias. those essays ponder matters relating to particular configurations of utopias and utopianism by means of contemplating intimately English and French texts through either girls (Sarah Scott, Sarah Fielding, Isabelle de Charrière) and males (Paltock and Montesquieu). The members ask the subsequent questions: within the influential discourses of eighteenth-century utopian writing, is there a spot for 'woman,' and if this is the case, what (or the place) is it? How do 'women' disrupt, be certain, or flooring the utopian tasks in which those constructs happen? through posing questions about the inscription of gender within the context of eighteenth-century utopian writing, the individuals shed new mild at the eighteenth-century legacies that proceed to form modern perspectives of social and political progress.

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