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By Adriana Craciun

Incarnations of deadly girls, or femmes fatales, recur through the works of girls writers within the Romantic interval. Adriana Craciun demonstrates how portrayals of femmes fatales or deadly ladies performed an immense position within the improvement of Romantic women's poetic identities and proficient their exploration of concerns surrounding the physique, sexuality and politics. Craciun covers quite a lot of writers and genres from the 1790s in the course of the 1830s. She discusses the paintings of recognized figures together with Mary Wollstonecraft, in addition to lesser-known writers like Anne Bannerman. through analyzing ladies writers' deadly girls in old, political and scientific contexts, Craciun uncovers a far-ranging debate on sexual distinction. She additionally engages with present learn at the heritage of the physique and sexuality, supplying an immense old precedent for contemporary feminist theory's ongoing hindrance concerning the prestige of 'woman' as a sex.

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