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The Polemics and Poems of Rachel Speght.

By: Speght, Rachel.
Contributor(s): Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (144 p.).ISBN: 9781601299543.Subject(s): Feminism | History | Women | Women - PoetryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Polemics and Poems of Rachel SpeghtDDC classification: 821.3 LOC classification: PR2349.S74A6 1996Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Textual Introduction; Selected Bibliography; A Mouzell for Melastomus; Certaine Quaeres to the Bayter of Women; Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed; Appendix: A Contemporary Response to Speght''s Mouzell: Marginalia in the Yale Copy
Summary: Rachel Speght (1597-?) was the first Englishwoman to identify herself as a polemicist and critic of contemporary gender ideology. This study discusses both her tract, "A Mouzell for Melastomus" (1617) and her volume of poetry, "Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed" (1612).
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Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Textual Introduction; Selected Bibliography; A Mouzell for Melastomus; Certaine Quaeres to the Bayter of Women; Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed; Appendix: A Contemporary Response to Speght''s Mouzell: Marginalia in the Yale Copy

Rachel Speght (1597-?) was the first Englishwoman to identify herself as a polemicist and critic of contemporary gender ideology. This study discusses both her tract, "A Mouzell for Melastomus" (1617) and her volume of poetry, "Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed" (1612).

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Barbara Josephine Kiefer Lewalski was born in Topeka, Kansas on February 22, 1931. She received a bachelor of science degree in education and a master's degree from Kansas State Teachers College and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. She began her academic career as an instructor at Wellesley College and went on to become the first woman to be granted tenured and endowed professorships in the English departments of Brown University and Harvard University. <p> She was a Renaissance scholar and expert on the poet John Milton. She wrote numerous books including Milton's Brief Epic: The Genre, Meaning, and Art of Paradise Regained; Paradise Lost and the Rhetoric of Literary Forms; Writing Women in Jacobean England; and The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography. Protestant Poetics and the Seventeenth-Century Religious Lyric won the Modern Language Association's James Russell Lowell Prize in 1979. She received a lifetime achievement award from the Renaissance Society of America in 2016. She died of a heart attack on March 2, 2018 at the age of 87. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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