Jane Anger

Standard Name: Anger, Jane
Birth Name: Jane Anger
JA may have been an actual woman; or the text that was published in this name in 1589 may have been written by a man. There is no doubt of the interest and value of the feminist polemic (in verse as well as prose) which bears her name. It is a contribution to the querelle des femmes (debate about women) which for generations pitted attacks on women with defences of them. Women were a favourite topic for academic disputation; sometimes the same polemicist would argue on each side in turn.


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Author summary Rachel Speght
RS stands out among authors of polemic answers to Joseph Swetnam's offensive misogynist pamphlet of 1615. Her editor Barbara Kiefer Lewalski observes that she is the first Englishwoman to identify herself solidly by name (granted...


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Anger, Jane. Jane Anger her Protection for Women. Richard Jones and Thomas Orwin, 1589.