Poetical maids and cooks who wrote
Steedman, Carolyn. (2005) Poetical maids and cooks who wrote. Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.39 (No.1). pp. 1-27. ISSN 0013-2586Full text not available from this repository.
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Focusing on the poetry of Elizabeth Hands (fl.1789), this article discusses the relationship of poetry to labor (in particular the work of cookmaids) in eighteenth-century England. Domestic service is discussed in relationship to literacy, and to the reading and writing experiences of eighteenth-century plebeian children. It considers recent theoretical developments in economic history and in socio-linguistics, in order to consider their usefulness for uncovering experience of life, labor and literature in the past.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Women household employees -- Poetry, Women household employees -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century, Hands, Elizabeth, Literacy -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Eighteenth-Century Studies|
|Publisher:||The Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Number of Pages:||151|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-27|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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