Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 April 2015

272 Pages | 6 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198724209

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Women, Poetry, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Britain

Sarah C. E. Ross

  • Provides a new narrative of women's political poetics in the seventeenth century
  • Offers the first sustained analysis of women's political poetry in manuscript
  • Includes new readings of Elizabeth Melville, Anne Southwell, Jane Cavendish, Hester Pulter, and Lucy Hutchinson
  • Attends to poetic genres favored by women: devotional and social lyrics, biblical verse paraphrase, emblems, and elegies
  • Explores women's political poetry across the span of the seventeenth century