Writing Public Poetry: Humanism and the Woman Writer
Modern Language Quarterly
poetry, poets, female writers, Isabella Whitney, Anne Dowriche, Rachel Speght
Arts and Humanities
Describes how three middle-class poets, Isabella Whitney, Anne Dowriche and Rachel Speght, revise the humanist concept of the learned lady by repositioning her and her work in the domain of public poetry. Writings on social, moral, political, and historical topics; Challenged the limitations set by men who supported and provided a humanist education for women; Effectively revised the humanist dogma on the place of women's work; More.
Beilin, Elaine V.. "Writing Public Poetry: Humanism and the Woman Writer." Modern Language Quarterly 51 (1990): 249-271. Accessed at https://digitalcommons.framingham.edu/eng_facpub/78