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Aphra Behn

Author: Janet Todd
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Series: New casebooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aphra Behn's work has always been subject to critical and moral fashion and her literary reputation has only recently been secured, especially by feminist and new historicist critics. The essays collected here on Behn's drama, prose and poetry represent a range of contemporary critical views, some placing Behn within the history of her times and others illuminating her through modern critical theory and debates on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Todd
ISBN: 0312218583 9780312218584
OCLC Number: 39625163
Description: ix, 244 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Who was that masked woman? The prostitute and the playwright in the comedies of Aphra Behn / Catherine Gallagher --
Gestus and signature in Aphra Behn's The Rover / Elin Diamond --
'Suspect my loyalty when I lose my virtue' : sexual politics and party in Aphra Behn's plays of the Exclusion Crisis, 1678-83 / Susan J. Owen --
A spectacular death : history and story in The widow ranter / Janet Todd --
'But to the touch were soft' : pleasure, power and impotence in 'The disappointment' and 'The golden age' / Jessica Munns --
Desire and the uncoupling of myth in Behn's erotic poems / Carol Barash --Gender and narrative in the fiction of Aphra Behn / Jacqueline Pearson --
Love-letters : engendering desire / Ros Ballaster --
Beyond incest : gender and the politics of transgression in Aphra Behn's Love-letters between a nobleman and his sister / Ellen Pollak --
The romance of empire : Oroonoko and the trade in slaves / Laura Brown --
Juggling the categories of race, class and gender : Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / Margaret Ferguson.
Series Title: New casebooks.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Todd.
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"Aphra Behn's work has always been subject to critical and moral fashion and her literary reputation has only recently been secured, especially by feminist and new historicist critics. The essays collected here on Behn's drama, prose and poetry represent a range of contemporary critical views, some placing Behn within the history of her times and others illuminating her through modern critical theory and debates on gender and race, Janet Todd provides a stimulating introduction mapping Behn's literary reception, situating the work of the critics in a broad literary and cultural context and portraying Behn as a newly politicised figure at the close of the twentieth century."--Jacket.

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