Lissa Paul

Standard Name: Paul, Lissa


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Literary responses Ann Taylor Gilbert
Unlike their other children's books, however, this one failed utterly. No second edition was called for.
Paul, Lissa. The Children’s Book Business. Routledge.
It seems that the satire was too strong, or the revolutionary moment too close for turning the...
Literary responses Jane Johnson
Evelyn Arizpe , Morag Styles , and Shirley Brice Heath have commended JJ for her insight that learning to read requires frivolity, storytelling and diversion as well as diligence, rigour and repetition.
Arizpe, Evelyn et al. Reading Lessons from the Eighteenth Century: Mothers, Children and Texts. Pied Piper Publishing.
Lissa Paul
Literary responses Lucy Aikin
The Critical Review, considering it with three other children's books from the same publisher, called LA 's work very happily selected.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2d ser. 34 (1802): 111
Lissa Paul has pointed out that it was...
Literary responses Eliza Fenwick
This, together with Presents for Good Girls and Presents for Good Boys, was reviewed in Sarah Trimmer 's The Guardian of Education in 1804. Scholar Lissa Paul believes that EF succeeded better than almost...
Literary responses Eliza Fenwick
Scholar Lissa Paul argues that the advertising element has denied this book due consideration by critics of early writing for children.
Paul, Lissa. “Eliza Fenwick—Forgotten in Histories of Schooling”. British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) 35th Annual Conference, Oxford.
Paul, Lissa. The Children’s Book Business. Routledge.
Among such critics, she points out, F. J. Harvey Darton calls Visits to...
politics Eliza Fenwick
The precipitating event that caused EF to leave Canada and head back south to the United States was, writes Lissa Paul , Mackenzie's Rebellion, an episode in Canadian history that began on 5 December 1837....
Reception Grace Nichols
Lissa Paul has discussed her poetry for the young in a collection entitled Girls, Boys, Books,Toys: gender in children's literature and culture, edited by Beverly Lyon Clark and Margaret R. Higgonet in 1999.
Reception Eliza Fenwick
Annie F. Wedd , in editing EF 's letters to Hays, shows little sympathy with her predicament and accuses her of inconstancy of purpose and of whining, but also notes her endless optimism and resilience....
Textual Features Ann Taylor Gilbert
The poems are lively and entertaining, despite a steady the prevalence of accounts of penalties (up to and including death) naturally consequent on bad behaviour. The most famous of Ann's poems in the volume is...
Textual Features Mary Wollstonecraft
MW structured her book in the popular form of interaction between children and a female pedagogue, here Mrs Mason, a distant relative who takes on the education of two girls out of compassion for the...
Textual Features Eliza Fenwick
Iona and Peter Opie called this the most important collection of verse for children of the early nineteenth century. Lissa Paul judges that it holds an important place in the history of the genre. It...
Textual Production Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson
Early in her career SSW also published instructional books for children (though the generic boundary between these and story-books is by no means clear; Lissa Paul calls these teaching narratives realistic fiction).
Paul, in...
Textual Production Eliza Fenwick
Lissa Paul has established that EF was writing during her time in North America (working on short stories as well as a novel, apart from her constant letter-writing), but none of these texts appears to...
Textual Production Eliza Fenwick
EF 's personal letters, as represented by the survivors among them from every stage of her life, are still highly readable. She wrote to her son Orlando while he was away at school, and to...


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Paul, Lissa. “Eliza Fenwick (1766-1840): Morality, Motherhood and the Colonial Encounter in Early Nineteenth Century Bridgetown”. Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Vol.
, pp. 98-112.
Paul, Lissa. Eliza Fenwick (1766–1840): Abolitionist in England, Slave–Owner in Barbados and Teacher in Niagara.
Paul, Lissa. Eliza Fenwick, Early Modern Feminist. University of Delaware Press, 2019.
Paul, Lissa. “Eliza Fenwick—Forgotten in Histories of Schooling”. British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) 35th Annual Conference, Oxford.
Paul, Lissa. Email to Isobel Grundy about Dorothy Wordsworth and Eliza Fenwick.
Paul, Lissa. Email to Isobel Grundy about Eliza Fenwick.
Paul, Lissa. Emails to Isobel Grundy about Eliza Fenwick.
Paul, Lissa. Emails to Isobel Grundy about Eliza Fenwick.
Paul, Lissa. “Re-Imagining Eliza Fenwick: Instruction, Delight and Marketing”. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 427-43.
Paul, Lissa. The Children’s Book Business. Routledge, 2011.