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Department
English
Course
ENGB07H3
Professor
M.Hoffmann- Universityof Toronto
Semester
Fall

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Lecture4.0 October-01-12 10:04AM  Haywoodand thefallenWoman - Descriptionoffallisalwayscloudedinrhetoric - Differentcharacteristicsbutonethingincommon,sexuallyactiveorperceivedtobeso ○ Theirexterior(hairandclothing)oftenreflectsbeingfallen  Hairislooseanddown  Fantomina'sbody - Marksdesire - Producesanotherbody ○ Literallygaveuphervirtueandthat'swhathappened ○ Ultimateperformance (p293) - Whoisto blameforherbeingpregnant?(p295) ○ Hermotherblamesher-it isholeyhers  Midtermexpectations - Understandthemainideasandsymbols-howdotheyrelatetothetext? ○ i.e.wit - Upuntil thisWednesday - Oneessay - Openbook  AnnaLetitiaBarbauld (1743-1825) - Wroteforchildren - Wasateacher - Wrotetextsofpoliticalinterest ○ Whatwehad to readfortoday ○ Verypoliticallycharged ○ DuringFrenchRevolution (1789-1799)  Worrythat itwouldspreadtoEngland - Shehadtheopportunitytoruna women'sschool,butdidn'tbecauseshedidn'tagreewithwomen havingandeducation ○ Weirdbelief ○ Shedidn'twanttoteach womenthattheyshouldberestricted  Couldn'tpropagatepublic/private mentality  Didn'tbelieveinit  "TheRightsof Woman"(1795) - Originalmanuscriptwasdestroyed - Woman,notwomen-doesn'tnecessarilyapplytoallwomen - Somesayitisa responsetoWollstonecraft'swork(1792)butthisis debatable ○ Morelikelyaboutthehereandnow ○ Politics,women'srights-that'swhatthisisabout - Thefirststanzaand themanyexclamations ○ Mockingwhatisgoingon - Secondstanzarepresentstheangelicvisionofwomenalongsidetheillusionofpower ○ Tellmentogoaway,becauseyouare goingto reign - Thirdstanzaasatiricalgendereddepictionofwar ○ Thewomengoingintobattleinthatfirst ○ Howcan webestrongwomenifwecomeacrossas weak? - Fourthstanzaifyoutry to defineyourrightsyouseemtolosethem - Fifthstanzatensionbetweenproto-feministideasofequalityandonesidedbeliefs ○ Suggestingarolereversal -misinterpretationofrulesofequality - LaststanzashowsthetensionbetweenrightsvsNat
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