Anne Kelley

Standard Name: Kelley, Anne


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Birth Catharine Trotter
Thomas Birch , editor of her posthumous works (and her tombstone, together with most sources until very recently), gave 16 August 1679 as her birth-date, but this would make her improbably young at the time...
Friends, Associates Catharine Trotter
During her London years she was an ally of Damaris Masham , but quarrelled with Delarivier Manley . She found both a patron and a friend in Sarah, Lady Piers (who wrote poetry herself). She...
Literary responses Elizabeth Burnet
She became widely known and admired as the author of this text. Anne Kelley has commented on the Whig political theory contained in it,
Kelley, Anne. “’Her Zeal for the Publick Good’: The Political Agenda in Elizabeth Burnet’s A Method of Devotion (1708)”. Women’s Writing, No. 3, pp. 448 - 74.
while Karen O'Brien sees EB as one of those women...
Literary responses Catharine Trotter
Her defence brought praise from Locke himself (of the strength and clarity of her reasoning), a gift of books, and the opening of an actual correspondence. It brought her, too, warm praise from John Toland
Publishing Catharine Trotter
The ascription has been subject to some question, since the formerly accepted birthdate for CT made her only fourteen at the time; the date established by more recent scholarship makes her approaching twenty.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
The volume,...
Reception Catharine Trotter
Nineteenth-century literary historians—Charles Dibdin , John Doran , Jane Williams —tended, though from different viewpoints, to subordinate her writings to her supposed personal characteristics.
Clark, Constance. Three Augustan Women Playwrights. Peter Lang, 1986.
More disappointingly, a feminist literary historian of the early...
Reception Catharine Trotter
Anne Kelley , considering the whole range of CT 's controversial and theological works, surveyed their critical reception and several speculative answers offered to the question of why, with all her intellectual strength and confidence...
Reception Catharine Trotter
Anne Kelley traces in detail successive judgements passed on Trotter (later Cockburn) by her contemporaries and by the later eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries,
Kelley, Anne. Catharine Trotter: An Early Modern Writer in the Vanguard of Feminism. Ashgate, 2002.
and delivers her own judgement that she was a radical...
Textual Production Catharine Trotter
Biographer Anne Kelley mentions particularly among CT ' other poems her congratulatory To Mr. Congreve , on his Tragedy, The Mourning Bride (which was unfortunately too late to be published with Congreve's play) and a...


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