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

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