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English Women's Poetry, 1649–1714: Politics, Community, and Linguistic Authority

Carol Barash

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186861
eISBN:
9780191674587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186861.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is the first study to reconstruct the political origins of English women's poetry between the execution of Charles I and the death of Queen Anne. The book shows that, between Katherine ... More


The Spleen: Finch, Countess of Winchilsea

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents “The Spleen” by English poet Anne Finch. Finch, the daughter of a baronet, lived between 1661 and 1720. As maid of honor to the duchess of York and at the center of fashion ... More


Making Milton’s Bogey: Or, Anne Finch Reads John Milton

Lara Dodds

in Making Milton: Print, Authorship, Afterlives

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198821892
eISBN:
9780191861024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821892.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

In The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (1979), Gilbert and Gubar posit Milton and Paradise Lost as a ‘bogey’ for women writers. Wittreich’s ... More


Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661–1720)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea, began writing poems in secret. In 1684, she and her husband Heneage Finch became political outcasts in England following the revolution of 1688 and the ... More


‘The Great Business of Poetry’: Poets, Pastoral, and Politics

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Many poets first appeared in print in miscellanies published by John Dryden and Jacob Tonson that appeared in the 1690s and continued to be published through the first two decades of the eighteenth ... More


Yet Once More: Milton’s Lyric Descendants

Christopher R. Miller

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines how Milton, celebrated as an epic poet, became a presiding muse of lyric poetry during a period when the generic category of lyric came to be expanded in scope and elevated in ... More


Poets: Laureates, Social, and Commercial

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

There were three poets laureate in the last decade of the century: John Dryden, Thomas Shadwell, and Nahum Tate, all of whom had begun their careers writing for the stage. Poets active during this ... More


‘For Myne Owne Onely Exercyse’: Women Classical Translators

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with an overview of translations of classical poetry by women translators through the ages, examining, in particular, their prefaces and author statements, including those by Lucy ... More


Debates between the Sexes: Satires, Advice, and Polemics

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The nature of the female sex and roles of women in the family were being increasing debated by both male and female writers. Satires against marriage, fashions, and women’s perverse natures by male ... More


Poetry on the Page: Visual Signalling and the Mind’s Ear

J. Paul Hunter

in The Work of Form: Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702818
eISBN:
9780191795282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702818.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The essay explores several aspects of print textuality as they inform the reading (and reading aloud) of poetry, and show how poets including Anne Finch and Alexander Pope exploited these resources. ... More


Booklets, Books, Ballads, and Birds: The Second Viscount Conway as Collector

Daniel Starza Smith

in John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter makes the case that the second Viscount Conway was the greatest English private book collector of his day, with a collection of some 13,000 volumes and a network of book-buying agents ... More


The ‘Glorious Revolution’ and the Court in Exile

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The birth of an heir to King James and Mary of Modena led to a crisis, with allegations that the child was not legitimate. Whig politicians were alarmed by the promotion of openly practicing ... More


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