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Bergmann, Helena
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Bergmann, H. (2020). Aiming for a Middle Ground: Mary Hays's Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 19(5), 244-261
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aiming for a Middle Ground: Mary Hays's Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women
2020 (English)In: Nordic Journal of English Studies, ISSN 1502-7694, E-ISSN 1654-6970, Vol. 19, no 5, p. 244-261Article in journal (Refereed) [Artistic work] Published
Abstract [en]

In 1798, a year after the death of the renowned feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, her friend, the Unitarian writer and polemist, Mary Hays, authored her own tract on the subject of women’s liberation. Entitled Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women, the publication was not intended to compete with Wollstonecraft’s fiery A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Hays wished to address the major societal issue of inequality between the sexes from a less adversarial angle. As opposed to Wollstonecraft, in her introduction, Mary Hays assumes a posture of humility when stating her ambition: ‘to restore female character to its dignity and independence.’ This paper discusses the rhetorical devices employed by Hays to modify the engrained ideas of her anticipated male readers. Her tract is divided into a set argumentative sequences in the shape of seven chapters. The first of these calls in question the reliance on the Scripture as a foundation for the acceptance of the male-female hierarchy. The second seeks to invalidate the conviction that the subjection of women’s in society could be condoned through rational causes. The third and fourth chapters give an overview of some major, misconceptions of men with regard to women’s capabilities. Chapter five and six illustrate plentiful examples of unsavoury realities of female existence. In the last chapter of the Appeal, Mary Hays delivers a set of exhortations and hopeful recommendations for effectuating a change. The overall aim of the paper is to identify and analyse Hays’s strategy for converting the opposite sex, not through revolutionary ferocity or meek supplications, but through constructive persuasiveness. In a concluding section some supportive male intellectuals are introduced to illustrate Hays’s achievement of a middle ground on which to communicate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: , 2020
Keywords
feminism, Wollstonecraft, Hays, Godwin, Crabb Robinson
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-24654 (URN)10.35360/njes.554 (DOI)2-s2.0-85099107187 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-01-13 Created: 2021-01-13 Last updated: 2024-02-01Bibliographically approved
Bergmann, H. (2019). Cross-Channel Moves for Cross Purposes?: The Educational Writings of Mary Hays versus those of Pauline de Meulan Guizot. In: : . Paper presented at BARS Biannual Conference at the University of Nottingham, 25 - 28 July, 2019..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cross-Channel Moves for Cross Purposes?: The Educational Writings of Mary Hays versus those of Pauline de Meulan Guizot
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

 The current paper seeks to investigate the achievements of two female writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries representing two European countries: Mary Hays and Pauline de Meulan-Guizot. They were both highly involved in the issue of education, albeit from separate angles. Mary Hays, an adept of Godwinian and Helvetian philosophies, emphasized the need for schooling in general, and for girls in particular, and much of her journalism was dedicated to the cause of female liberation. Pauline de Meulan wrote several pedagogical and didactic works, both together with her husband, the liberal politician François Guizot,and independently. Her concern was mainly focussed on the moral upbringing of the young.  The aim of this study is to consider the difference in purpose of the two writers as well as identifying the links between them.

Keywords
Hays, de Meulan Guizot, education, emancipation, literature for the young
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-24656 (URN)
Conference
BARS Biannual Conference at the University of Nottingham, 25 - 28 July, 2019.
Available from: 2021-01-13 Created: 2021-01-13 Last updated: 2021-02-05Bibliographically approved
Bergmann, H. (2019). Two kinds of feminism in 18th Century Britain. In: : . Paper presented at Vetenskapsfestivalen Göteborg, 2–7 april, 2019..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Two kinds of feminism in 18th Century Britain
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Keywords
feminism, Wollstonecraft, Hays
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-24653 (URN)
Conference
Vetenskapsfestivalen Göteborg, 2–7 april, 2019.
Available from: 2021-01-13 Created: 2021-01-13 Last updated: 2021-02-05Bibliographically approved
Bergmann, H. (2018). "The very shadow of an insect's wing": Hartley Coleridge's obervations of the niceties of a life in ecological harmony. In: "The very shadow of an insect's wing":: Hartley Coleridge's Observations of the Niceties of a Life in Ecological Harmony. Paper presented at Symposium in Honor of Professor Marcus Nordlund at the English Department at the University of Göteborg, October 26-27, 2018 (pp. 1-12).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"The very shadow of an insect's wing": Hartley Coleridge's obervations of the niceties of a life in ecological harmony
2018 (English)In: "The very shadow of an insect's wing":: Hartley Coleridge's Observations of the Niceties of a Life in Ecological Harmony, 2018, p. 1-12Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The poet Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849) was marginalised  for a long time while  trying to develop his artistry under the shadow of his father, the great Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). He did not really gain recognition until at the beginning of the 21st century, in our own era of ecological awareness. Now, his poetry has been received as a pertinent combining of "the trivialand the monumental". His sensitive, minute recordings of hardly perceivable bucolic and sylvan scenes have earned him a reputation as a "miniaturist" and foreshadower of the current awakening to the precarious fragility of nature.

Keywords
Hartley Coleridge, poems, ecology
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15277 (URN)
Conference
Symposium in Honor of Professor Marcus Nordlund at the English Department at the University of Göteborg, October 26-27, 2018
Available from: 2018-11-06 Created: 2018-11-06 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved
Bergmann-Selander, H. (2016). Architetcture and Artefacts as Signiifers of Sublimation of Feeling in Charlotte Brontë's Villette: Presented at Chawton House  Centre for Women's Studies at Chawton, Hampshire, UK. In: : . Paper presented at Charlotte Brontë: A Bicentennial Celebration, Hampshire, May 13-14, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Architetcture and Artefacts as Signiifers of Sublimation of Feeling in Charlotte Brontë's Villette: Presented at Chawton House  Centre for Women's Studies at Chawton, Hampshire, UK
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11806 (URN)
Conference
Charlotte Brontë: A Bicentennial Celebration, Hampshire, May 13-14, 2016
Projects
Charlotte Brontë
Available from: 2017-01-13 Created: 2017-01-13 Last updated: 2017-01-16Bibliographically approved
Bergmann-Selander, H. (2016). Romantic Pedagogy Revisted in the 20th century. In: : . Paper presented at Vetenskapsfestivalen Göteborg, April 13-19, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Romantic Pedagogy Revisted in the 20th century
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Keywords
Litteratur, Idéhistoria, Rousseau, ellen Key, astrid Lindgren
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work; Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11804 (URN)
Conference
Vetenskapsfestivalen Göteborg, April 13-19, 2016
Available from: 2017-01-13 Created: 2017-01-13 Last updated: 2017-01-16Bibliographically approved
Bergmann, H. (2015). Re-Reading Romanticism: Romantic Pedagogy Revisited: From Rousseau’s Cult of Childhood to Swedish Perceptions of the Child as an Independent Subject in the 20th Century. In: : . Paper presented at Biennial Conference of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia, Melbourne, 23-25 July 2015. Melbourne
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Re-Reading Romanticism: Romantic Pedagogy Revisited: From Rousseau’s Cult of Childhood to Swedish Perceptions of the Child as an Independent Subject in the 20th Century
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Melbourne: , 2015
Keywords
Astrid Lindgren Ellen Key Rousseau Goethe
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8588 (URN)
Conference
Biennial Conference of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia, Melbourne, 23-25 July 2015
Available from: 2016-01-15 Created: 2016-01-15 Last updated: 2017-05-04Bibliographically approved
Bergmann, H. (2013). “Equipped by a set of fine and moving observations”: On the translation of Mary Hays's Memoirs of Emma Courtney into French. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference for Romantic Studies, July 25-28th, University of Southampton.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Equipped by a set of fine and moving observations”: On the translation of Mary Hays's Memoirs of Emma Courtney into French
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
english literature
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7021 (URN)2320/12700 (Local ID)2320/12700 (Archive number)2320/12700 (OAI)
Conference
Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference for Romantic Studies, July 25-28th, University of Southampton
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2016-11-18Bibliographically approved
Bergmann, H. & Hays, M. (2013). Scholarly annotations to section on “Abbassa”. In: Gina Luria Walker (Ed.), Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803). Chawton House Library Series: Women’s Memoirs; Memoirs of Women Writers Part II: (pp. 23-27). London: Pickering & Chatto
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scholarly annotations to section on “Abbassa”
2013 (English)In: Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803). Chawton House Library Series: Women’s Memoirs; Memoirs of Women Writers Part II / [ed] Gina Luria Walker, London: Pickering & Chatto , 2013, p. 23-27Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013
Keywords
women's writing, women, english, english literature
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5145 (URN)2320/13220 (Local ID)978 1 84893 052 0 (ISBN)2320/13220 (Archive number)2320/13220 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
Bergmann, H. & Hays, M. (2013). Scholarly annotations to section on “Anne Baynard”. In: Gina Luria Walker (Ed.), Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803). Chawton House Library Series: Women’s Memoirs; Memoirs of Women Writers Part II: (pp. 237-239). London: Pickering & Chatto
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scholarly annotations to section on “Anne Baynard”
2013 (English)In: Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803). Chawton House Library Series: Women’s Memoirs; Memoirs of Women Writers Part II / [ed] Gina Luria Walker, London: Pickering & Chatto , 2013, p. 237-239Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013
Keywords
women's writing, english literature, english, women
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5182 (URN)2320/13222 (Local ID)978 1 84893 052 0 (ISBN)2320/13222 (Archive number)2320/13222 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
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