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...
Scholar Karen O'Brien
suggests that MD
might be the otherwise unidentified Sophia who published Woman not Inferior to Man in November 1739 and Woman's Superior Excellence over Man the next year as part of the...
The anonymous, probably female Sophia
published a pamphlet entitled Woman not Inferior to Man.