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Rereading Aphra Behn : history, theory, and criticism

Author: Heidi Hutner
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1993.
Series: Feminist issues (Charlottesville, Va.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aphra Behn was the first Englishwoman to earn her living from writing. This collection of critical essays explores the different genres in Behn's canon, including her plays, criticism, fiction and poetry, from a wide variety of feminist theoretical approaches.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Hutner
ISBN: 0813914426 9780813914428 0813914434 9780813914435
OCLC Number: 27429461
Description: ix, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rereading Aphra Behn: an introduction / Heidi Hunter --
Aphra Behn and the ideological construction of restoration literary theory / Laurie Finke --
"Good, sweet, honey, sugar-candied reader": Aphra Behn's foreplay in words / Jessica Munns --
Who was that masked woman? The prostitute and the playwright in the comedies of Aphra Behn / Catherine Gallagher --
"Deceit, Dissembling, all that's woman": comic plot and female action in The Feigned Courtesans / Jane Spencer --
Revisioning the female body: Aphra Behn's The Rover, Parts I and II / Heidi Hunter --
Semiotic modalities of the female body in Aphra Behn's The Dutch Lover / Susan Green. Beyond incest: gender and politics of transgression in Aphra Behn's Love Letters between a Noblesman and His Sister / Ellen Pollak --
"Pretences of State": Aphra Behn and the female plot / Ros Ballaster --
The other problem with women: reproduction and slave culture in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / Charlotte Sussman --
The history of The History of the Nun / Jacqueline Pearson --
Aphra Behn's Love: fiction, letters, and desire / Ruth Salvaggio --
Liberty, equality, fraternity: utopian longings in Behn's lyric poetry / Judith Kegan Gardiner --
Contestations of nature: Aphra Behn's "The Golden Age" and the sexualizing of politics / Robert Markley and Molly Rothenberg.
Series Title: Feminist issues (Charlottesville, Va.)
Responsibility: edited by Heidi Hutner.

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