The Gender of Time in the Eighteenth-century English Novel

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This study takes a structuralist approach to the development of the novel, arguing that eighteenth-century writers build progressive narrative by rendering abstract, then conflating, literary theories of gendered time that originate in the Renaissance with seventeenth-century scientific theories of motion. I argue that writers from the Renaissance through the eighteenth century generate and regulate progress-as-product in their narratives through gendered constructions of time that corresponded to the generation and regulation of economic, political, and social progress brought about by developing capitalism.

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Leissner, Debra Holt December 1998.

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This study takes a structuralist approach to the development of the novel, arguing that eighteenth-century writers build progressive narrative by rendering abstract, then conflating, literary theories of gendered time that originate in the Renaissance with seventeenth-century scientific theories of motion. I argue that writers from the Renaissance through the eighteenth century generate and regulate progress-as-product in their narratives through gendered constructions of time that corresponded to the generation and regulation of economic, political, and social progress brought about by developing capitalism.

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Leissner, Debra Holt. The Gender of Time in the Eighteenth-century English Novel, dissertation, December 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278321/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .