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Aphra Behn studies

Author: Janet Todd
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Aphra Behn's drama, fiction, poetry and translation, as well as other aspects of her life, from her publishing struggles to her involvement in American slavery.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Todd
ISBN: 0521471699 9780521471695 9780521119641 0521119642
OCLC Number: 32544779
Description: viii, 334 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sexual politics and party politics in Behn's drama, 1678-83 / Susan J. Owen --
Popish plots : The Feign'd Curtizans in context / Alison Shell --
Fiction feigning femininity : false counts and pageant kings in Aphra Behn's Popish Plot writings / Ros Ballaster --
More for seeing than hearing : Behn and the use of theatre / Dawn Lewcock --
The Rover and the eighteenth century / Jane Spencer --
Aphra Behn : poetry and masquerade / Paul Salzman --
'For when the act is done and finish't cleane, what should the poet doe, but shift the scene?' : propaganda, professionalism and Aphra Behn / Virginia Crompton --
Aphra Behn : the politics of translation / Elizabeth Spearing --
'But to the touch were soft' : pleasure, power, and impotence in 'The disappointment' and 'The golden age' / Jessica Munns --
Who is Silvia? What is she? : feminine identity in Aphra Behn's Love-letters between a nobleman and his sister / Janet Todd --
Slave princes and lady monsters : gender and ethnic difference in the work of Aphra Behn / Jacqueline Pearson --
Oroonoko's blackness / Catherine Gallagher --
Confusing matters : searching the backgrounds of Oroonoko / Joanna Lipking --
Private jottings, public utterances : Aphra Behn's published writings and her commonplace book / Mary Ann O'Donnell --
New light on the background and early life of Aphra Behn / Jane Jones.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Todd.
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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 Read more...

 
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