English Women's Poetry, 1649-1714: Politics, Community, and Linguistic Authority

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This study reconstructs the political origins of English women's poetry between the execution of Charles I and the death of Queen Anne. Drawing on extensive archival research in England and the United States, Barash argues that ideas about women's voices and women's communities were crucial to the shaping of an English national literature after the civil wars. Women entered print culture--as poets and as women--by situating their writing in defence of embattled monarchy. In particular, Barash points to women ...
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This study reconstructs the political origins of English women's poetry between the execution of Charles I and the death of Queen Anne. Drawing on extensive archival research in England and the United States, Barash argues that ideas about women's voices and women's communities were crucial to the shaping of an English national literature after the civil wars. Women entered print culture--as poets and as women--by situating their writing in defence of embattled monarchy. In particular, Barash points to women poets' fascination with the figure of the female monarch (both real and mythic). Their sense of poetic legitimacy derives from the communities they generate around figures of female authority, particularly James II's second wife, Mary of Modena, and later Queen Anne. Writers discussed include Aphra Behn, Katherine Philips, Anne Killigrew, Jane Barker, and Anne Finch.
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"This is a clearly written, well-argued, and informative book."--Choice

"It is a work of scholarship...Barash's lucid writing style and the intriguing women she details should also bring pleasure, and enlightenment, to anyone who cares about the history, and politics, of English poetry."--The Sunday Star-Ledger

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198186861
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction;
PART 1: ORIGINS
English and Continental Origins: Queens, Heroes, Prophets;
Women's Community and the Exiled King: Katherine Philip's Society of Friendship;
Eros, Myth, and Monarchy in Aphra Behn;
PART II: ELABORATIONS
The Female Monarch and the Woman Poet: Mary of Modena, Anne Killigrew and Jane Barker;
Queen Anne among the Poets;
Anne Finch: Gender, Politics, and Myths of the Private Self;
CONCLUSION;
Appendices
Order of poems in Katherine Philip's manuscripts and Poems;
Lucasia poems in approximate order of events described;
Anne Killigrew's paintings;
John Chatwin's 'To the Pious Memory of Mrs Anne Killigrew. A Pindarique'.
Order of poems in Jane Barker, Political recreations (1688);
Order of poems in Magdalen College MS. 343, Barker's 'Poems on Several Occasions, in 3 Parts';
'An Elegy on the Death of K. James'.
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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