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The Resource Forms of engagement : women, poetry and culture, 1640-1680, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

Forms of engagement : women, poetry and culture, 1640-1680, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

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Forms of engagement : women, poetry and culture, 1640-1680
Title
Forms of engagement
Title remainder
women, poetry and culture, 1640-1680
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Scott-Baumann
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What does it mean for a woman to write an elegy, ode, epic, or blazon in the seventeenth century? How does their reading affect women's use of particular poetic forms and what can the physical appearance of a poem, in print and manuscript, reveal about how that poem in turn was read? Forms of Engagement shows how the aesthetic qualities of early modern women's poetry emerge from the culture in which they write. It reveals previously unrecognized patterns of influence between women poets Katherine Philips, Lucy Hutchinson, and Margaret Cavendish and their peers and predecessors: how Lucy Hutchinson responded to Ben Jonson and John Milton, how Margaret Cavendish responded to Thomas Hobbes and the scientists of the early Royal Society, and how Katherine Philips re-worked Donne's lyrics and may herself have influenced Abraham Cowley and Andrew Marvell. This book places analysis of form at the centre of an historical study of women writers, arguing that reading for form is reading for influence. Hutchinson, Philips, and Cavendish were immersed in mid-seventeenth century cultural developments, from the birth of experimental philosophy, to the local and state politics of civil war and the rapid expansion of women's print publication. For women poets, reworking poetic forms such as elegy, ode, epic, and couplet was a fundamental engagement with the culture in which they wrote. By focusing on these interactions, rather than statements of exclusion and rejection, a formalist reading of these women can actually provide a more nuanced historical view of their participation in literary culture."--Publisher's website
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YDXCP
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1982-
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Scott-Baumann, Elizabeth
Index
index present
LC call number
PN481
LC item number
.S39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women authors
  • Poetry
Label
Forms of engagement : women, poetry and culture, 1640-1680, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [210]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Margaret Cavendish, Nature, and Originality -- Margaret Cavendish as Editor and Reviser -- Katherine Philips and Abraham Cowley: Solitude, Dialogue, and the Ode -- Katherine Philips and Lucy Hutchinson Reading John Donne -- Lucy Hutchinson's Elegies, the Country-House Poem and Female Complaint -- Lucy Hutchinson, the Bible, and Order and Disorder
Control code
849250336
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780199676521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)849250336
Label
Forms of engagement : women, poetry and culture, 1640-1680, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [210]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Margaret Cavendish, Nature, and Originality -- Margaret Cavendish as Editor and Reviser -- Katherine Philips and Abraham Cowley: Solitude, Dialogue, and the Ode -- Katherine Philips and Lucy Hutchinson Reading John Donne -- Lucy Hutchinson's Elegies, the Country-House Poem and Female Complaint -- Lucy Hutchinson, the Bible, and Order and Disorder
Control code
849250336
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780199676521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)849250336

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