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Harriet Guest, Director for the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York
Harriet Guest studied for her BA and PhD at King's College, Cambridge, where she also held a Junior Research Fellowship. She taught at University College London before moving to York where she is Professor of English and Related Literature. She is a founder member of York's interdisciplinary Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. In recent years she has published widely in two areas; on eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British women's writing, which was the subject of her book, Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810 (Chicago, 2000), and on British expansion in the South Pacific, which was the focus of her book, Empire, Barbarism, and Civilisation: James Cook, William Hodges, and the Return to the Pacific (Cambridge,2007).
Table of Contents
1. Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, and the War with France in 1793
2. Mary Robinson in the Metropolis
3. Remembering Mary Wollstonecraft
4. Amelia Alderson and Mrs Opie: 'more of the woman'
5. 'Inadvertencies and misconstructions': Jane Austen's heroines