By Kirstin Hanley
This research examines Mary Wollstonecraft—generally famous because the founding father of the early feminist movement—by laying off mild on her contributions to eighteenth-century tutorial literature, and feminist pedagogy specifically. whereas modern students have largely theorized Wollstonecraft’s philosophical and polemic paintings, little cognizance has been given to her figuring out and illustration of feminist perform, such a lot essentially exemplified in her educational writing. This research makes an important contribution to the fields of either eighteenth-century and Romantic period literature by means of taking a look at how early feminism motivated didactic traditions from the late-eighteenth century to at the present time. Hanley argues that Wollstonecraft constructs a paradigm of feminist pedagogy either within the texts’ representations of educating and studying, and her personal authorial method in re-appropriating past texts and textual traditions. Wollstonecraft’s appropriations of Locke, Rousseau, and different educationists enable her to improve studying and writing pedagogies that advertise severe pondering and gesture towards modern composition theories and practices. Hanley underscores the importance of Wollstonecraft as instructor and mentor by way of revisiting texts which are quite often assigned a brief area within the context of a bigger dialogue approximately her lifestyles and/or writing, re-presenting her works of guide as significant either of their revisionist techniques to culture and their normative didactic features.
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Mary Wollstonecraft, Pedagogy, and the Practice of Feminism (Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature) by Kirstin Hanley