Aphra Behn Studies

Aphra Behn Studies

by Janet Todd
     
 

Aphra Behn was England's first professional woman writer, but her status as a major author has only recently become clear. Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries Behn was denigrated for her 'unwomanly' subject matter and intellectual immodesty. In the twentieth century she has been increasingly viewed as an important dramatist and poet of the Restoration… See more details below

Overview

Aphra Behn was England's first professional woman writer, but her status as a major author has only recently become clear. Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries Behn was denigrated for her 'unwomanly' subject matter and intellectual immodesty. In the twentieth century she has been increasingly viewed as an important dramatist and poet of the Restoration and a founder of the English novel.This collection forms an important resource for those studying seventeenth century English literature and drama, and to those interested in the development of women's writing.

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"This collection clearly conveys the centrality of Behn's gender as well as to the history of her reception, which is outlined by Todd in her introduction. Behn enters the canon emphatically as a woman. Todd's timely collection, embracing a variety of approaches and covering all aspects of Behn's literary output, makes an important contribution to this process." Albion

"This collection is powerful evidence of the impact of the women's movement and the maturity of feminist scholarship." Modern Philology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521119641
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/17/2009
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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