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Men's Work
By Linda Zionkowski

Men's Work

Gender, Class and the Professionalization of Poetry, 1660-1784

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Men's Work by Linda Zionkowski

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This book examines how the concept of the poet as a male professional emerged during the Restoration and eighteenth century. Analyzing works by writers from Rochester to Johnson, Linda Zionkowski argues that the opportunities for publication created by the growth of a commercial market in texts profoundly challenged aristocratic conceptions of authorship and altered the status of professional poets on the hierarchies of class and gender. The book proposes that during this period, discourse about the poet's social role both revealed and produced a crucial shift in configurations of masculinity: the belief that commodifying their mental labor undermined writers' cultural authority gave way to a celebration of the market's function as the proving ground for both literary merit and bourgeois manhood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312237585
ISBN-10: 0312237588
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 287
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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The Culture of the Gift in Eighteenth-Century England analyzes the long overlooked role of gift exchange in literary texts and cultural documents and provides innovative readings of how gift transactions shaped the institutions and practices that gave this era its distinctive identity.

Studies in Eighteenth-century Culture by Linda Zionkowski Studies in Eighteenth-century Culture, Hardback (May 2008)

Presents essays that share a common concern with investigating Enlightenment categories of historical understanding and determining how these categories helped shape Enlightenment culture. This work addresses the question of how eighteenth-century writers make sense of the past for their own practical, aesthetic, and ideological purposes.

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Author Biography - Linda Zionkowski

LINDA ZIONKOWSKI is Associate Professor of English at Ohio University.

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