Refiguring the Coquette
Shelley King and Yaël Schlick (Eds.)
Essays on Culture and Coquetry
This is a collection of nine original essays selected and edited with a twofold aim: to establish the parameters of coquetry as it was defined and represented in the long eighteenth century, and to reconsider this traditional figure in light of recent work in cultural and gender studies. The essays provide analyses of lesser-known works, examine the depiction of the coquette in popular culture, explore the importance of coquetry as a contemporary term applicable to men as well as women, and amplify current theorization of the coquette. By bringing together the diverse contexts and genres in which the figure of the coquette is articulated - drama, art, fiction, life-writing - Refiguring the Coquette offers alternative perspectives on this central figure in eighteenth-century culture.
About the editors:
Shelley King is Associate Professor of English at Queen's University (Kingston, Canada), where she teaches courses in nineteenth-century British Literature and children's literature. Her primary research focuses on Amelia Alderson Opie, and her publications include editions of Opie's Adeline Mowbray (1998) and The Father and Daughter (2003), as well as essays in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Children's Literature, and other journals. Dr. King is currently completing an edition of The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie (co-edited with John B. Pierce).
Yaël Schlick is Associate Adjunct Professor at Queen's University (Kingston, Canada), where she researches and teaches courses on travel writing, autobiography, feminist theory, and contemporary poetry. She has published articles in Nineteenth Century Studies, European Romantic Review, The Australian Journal of French Studies, and Comparative Literature Studies. Dr. Schlick's translation and critical edition of Victor Segalen's Essay on Exoticism was published in 2002.