Engendering the fall : John Milton and seventeenth-century women writers (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Engendering the fall : John Milton and seventeenth-century women writers

Engendering the fall : John Milton and seventeenth-century women writers

Author: Shannon Miller
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Engendering the Fall argues that early seventeenth-century women's writing influenced Paradise Lost, while later seventeenth-century texts reworked central aspects of Milton's epic in order to  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon Miller
ISBN: 9780812240863 0812240863
OCLC Number: 1038548408
Description: viii, 280 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Serpentine Eve : plotting gender in the seventeenth-century garden --
Gazing, gender, and the construction of governance in Aemilia Lanyer's Salve deus rex judaeorum and Milton's Paradise lost --
Milton among the prophets : inspiration and gendered discourse in the mid-seventeenth century --
Maternity, marriage, and contract : Lucy Hutchinson's response to patriarchal theory in Order and disorder --
The two faces of Eve : gendering knowledge and the "new" science in Paradise lost and Margaret Cavendish's Blazing world --
Rewriting creation : Mary Chudleigh's The song of the three children paraphras'd and Paradise lost --
Spaces and traces of the garden story in Aphra Ben and Mary Astell : mapping female subjectivit(ies) through patriarchialist discourse --
Conclusion : influencing traditions of interpretation.
Other Titles: John Milton and seventeenth-century women writers
Responsibility: Shannon Miller.


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