Eighteenth-century women poets and their poetry : inventing agency, inventing genre (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Eighteenth-century women poets and their poetry : inventing agency, inventing genre

Eighteenth-century women poets and their poetry : inventing agency, inventing genre

Author: Paula R Backscheider
Publisher: Baltimore (Md.) <<The>> Johns Hopkins University Press 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Offers a broad view of the writing and careers of eighteenth-century women poets, highlighting on the ways in which poetry was read and enjoyed, on changing poetic tastes in British culture, and on  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula R Backscheider
ISBN: 0801881692 9780801881695
OCLC Number: 1014528221
Notes: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip053/2004027038.html
Awards: Joint winner of Modern Language Association James Russell Lowell Prize 2006 (United States)
Description: XXVII, 514 p. 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsPlan of the BookApproaching the PoetryThe Chapters1. IntroductionChanging ContextsSystems, Gender, and Persistent IssuesAgency and the ''Marked Marker''2. Anne Finch and What Women WroteThe Social and the FormalAnne Finch and Popular PoetryPoetry on PoetryThe Spleen as Legacy3. Women and Poetry in the Public EyePoetry as News and CritiqueThe Woman QuestionElizabeth Singer Rowe4. Hymns, Narratives, and Innovations in Religious PoetryThe Voice of ParaphraseThe Hymn as Personal LyricReligious Poetry as Subversive NarrativeDevout Soliloquies5. Friendship PoemsThe Legacy of Katherine PhilipsEncouragement and the CounteruniverseJane BreretonAdaptation and Ideology6. Retirement PoetryBeyond ConventionMemory, Time, and Elizabeth CarterReflection and Difference7. The ElegyWhat Did Women Write?Representative Composers: Darwall and SewardThe Elegy and Same-Sex DesireEntertainment and Forgetting8. The Sonnet, Charlotte Smith, and What Women WroteThe Sonnet and the PoliticalSonnet SequencesWomen Poets and the Spread of the SonnetThe Emigrants, Conversations, and Beachy HeadSmith as Transitional Poet9. ConclusionBiographies of the PoetsNotesBibliographyIndex
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Backscheider... writes with an ease and clarity that make this book fully accessible. Choice 2006 Passionate and wide-ranging study. -- Helen Deutsch London Review of Books 2006 Wise and preeminently Read more...

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