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Carole Jacquet
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Marion Mossu
Libraries and Archives Officer

Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

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Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 2pm - 6pm
Late opening on Wednesday until 8pm
Closed at weekends and on bank holidays

Contacts

Carole Jacquet
Head of Libraries and Archives

Marion Mossu
Libraries and Archives Officer

Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

Where to find us ?

Beside the Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
Metros : M10 Cardinal Lemoine / M7 Place Monge
Buses : 84, 89, 21, 27

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Title: For the Improvement and Amusement of Young Ladies : Elizabeth Carter and the Bluestockings in Ireland (2018)
Authors: Moyra HASLETT, Author
Material Type: Article
In : Eighteenth-Century Ireland (vol. 33 2018)
Article on page: p. 33-60
Languages: English
Descriptors:

LITERATURE

POETRY

WOMEN

18TH CENTURY

Abstract: This essay takes as its focus a poetry miscellany printed in Waterford in 17772: Select Poems, designed for the improvement and amusement of young ladies. By MIss Carter and others. The collection is notable in a number of respects. It preceded the first Dublin edition of Carter's poetry (1777); offered a new, and unique, selection of her poetry; and identified a specifically young female audience for her work. In the mid-eighteenth century, Carter's translation of the works of Epictetus had made her famous in both Britain and Ireland, although her specific link with Ireland would become better known only in the late 1770s, with poems concerning the Dawson and Vesey families added to editions of her poetry after 1776. The Waterford collection is thus set in the context of the reception of the Bluestockings in Ireland in order to explore the phenomenon of the famously-learned lady as it was received and disseminated in eighteenth-century Ireland.
Publishing country : Irlande
Collection : Médiathèque