English Womens Poetry, 1649-1714: Politics, Community, and Linguistic Authority

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byCarol Barash

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This is the first study to reconstruct the political origins of English women's poetry between the execution of Charles I and the death of Queen Anne. Carol Barash's book shows that, between Katherine Philips (1632-1664) and Anne finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720), and English women'spoetic tradition developed as part of the larger political shifts in these years and particularly in women's fascination with the figure of the female monarch. Writers discussed include Aphra Behn, Katherine Philips, Anne Killigrew, Jane Barker, and Anne Finch.

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This is the first study to reconstruct the political origins of English women's poetry between the execution of Charles I and the death of Queen Anne. Carol Barash's book shows that, between Katherine Philips (1632-1664) and Anne finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720), and English women'spoetic tradition developed as part of the lar...

Carol Barash was formerly Assistant Professor of English, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:362 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction;PART 1: ORIGINSEnglish 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: ELABORATIONSThe 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;AppendicesOrder 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'.NotesBibliographyIndex

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`Carol Barash's English Women's Poetry 1649-1714 continues the important work of recovering the sources, contexts, and traditions within which early modern English women wrote.'Claudia N.Thomas