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SEDERI Yearbook 2015, 25

Author: Begoña Lasa Álvarez

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SEDERI Yearbook ISSN: 1135-7789 sederiyearbook@yahoo.es Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies España Lasa Álvarez, Begoña Constructing a portrait of the early-modern woman writer for eighteenth-century female readers: George Ballards.
Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain (1752) SEDERI Yearbook, núm.
25, 2015, pp.
105-127 Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies Valladolid, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=333543052006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Constructing a portrait of the early-modern woman writer for eighteenth-century female readers: George Ballards Memoirs ofSeveral Ladies of Creat Britain (752) Begoña Lasa Álvarez Universidad- da Coruña, Spain ABSTRAer George Ballards Memoirs oj SeDeral Ladies 01 Great BritaiJz (1752) is of special relevance to the study of early-modern wamen writers and their subsequent reception, since it contains details of the lives and writings of a considerable number of these women.
This type of pllblication responded to the demand fnr educative works in general, and particularly to a growing female audience.
Thus its chief goal was to pro vide readers with exemplary models of behaviour.
Within the theoretical framework of womens studies and literary biography, the biographies of these wamen writers are analysed in order to determine whether their lives and careers as writers were in keeping with the didactic purpose of such texts, and the extent to which the fad of being women shaped their biographical portraits. early-modern women writers; literary biography; womens studies; education; eighteenth century; George Ballard. KEYWORDS: 1. Introduction One significanl conlribulion lo ...





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