In the late eighteenth century botanical writing for and by women was at the epicentre of a controversial tornado sucking in questions about sexuality the gendering of knowledge girls education godless materialism the borderline between science and amusement and ultimately . Botany sexuality and womens writing 1760 1830 explores botanys role in british sexual and imperial politics during the second half of the eighteenth century during these linnaean years p 5 as sam george designates them linnaeuss sexual system functioned as a catalyst for both conservative and progressive readings of gender by . The author explores nationality and sexuality debates in relation to botany and charts the appearance of a new literary stereotype the sexually precocious female botanist she uncovers an anonymous poem on linnaean botany and subsequently traces the development of a new genre of womens writing the botanical poem with scientific notes. Botany sexuality and womens writing 1760 1830 from modest shoot to forward plant samantha george published by manchester university press uncovers extraordinary primary texts unique to the eighteenth century previously ignored by scientists because of their dialogic poetic or epistolary format and overlooked by literary scholars because of their scientific content introduces newly . Botany sexuality and womens writing 1760 1830 has 2 ratings and 1 review in this fascinating study samantha george explores the cultivation of the f
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