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Masquerade scenes in the eighteent century women's writing
Kazdová, Linda ; Nováková, Soňa (advisor) ; Veselá, Pavla (referee)
Conclusion. The objective of this work was to concentrate on eighteenth century female authors. Simultaneously popular and severely criticised during their time, the playwrights, short fiction writers and novelists succeeded in the establishing of the tradition of women's writing and established the foundations for the following generations. Nevertheless, they have usually been omitted from the canon. Only in the recent decades, with the increasing interest in the literary margins and gaps, have they been 'resurrected' and, to some extent, done justice to. This paper in particular focuses on the talented playwright Hannah Cowley, the prolific and versatile, mostly prose-writer and journalist Eliza Haywood and the renowned critic and a novelist Elisabeth Inchbald and their works. All the three women authors can be said to be innovative and original. They overcame the obstacles of social prejudice and left a rich textual legacy to their adherents. In particular, the paper attempted to analyse the masquerade scenes in Cowley's The Belle's Stratagem, Haywood's Masqueraders, or the Fateful Curiosity and Inchbald's Simple Story to attest to the importance of the masquerade and to register its varied textual reflections. The masquerade as a social practice and a cultural event was highly fashionable in the...

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1 KAZDOVÁ, Lenka
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24 Kazdová, Ludmila
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