Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Barker, Jane
Birth Name: Jane Barker
Pseudonym: A Young Lady
, who wrote during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, shows remarkable daring and originality both as a poet and as a writer of prose fiction. Critical attention to her as a proto-feminist has recently been joined by attention to the political (Catholic and Jacobite) slant of her writings. From her debut as a coterie writer circulating her poems among a group of admiring male friends, JB
became a denizen of the literary marketplace and a voice both for the silent elements in women's experience and for the silenced Catholic and Jacobite elements in national life.
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met the novelist Jane Barker
before she became a nun, and after entering the convent she became acquainted with the autobiographer Catherine Holland
Latz, Dorothy L., editor. “Neglected Writings by Recusant Women”. Neglected English Literature: Recusant Writings of the 16th-17th Centuries, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Salzburg, 1997.
and her husband lost their home in Westminster Palace at James's exile. They did not accompany him into exile, like Lady Nithsdale
or Jane Barker
; instead, they took shelter with various friends and connections.
McGovern, Barbara. Anne Finch and Her Poetry: A Critical Biography. University of Georgia Press, 1992.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The book opens on the question how to relate a narrative. HBS
uses the metaphor of the patchwork quilt, which goes back at least as far as Jane Barker
in the 1720s. The story features...
The Case presents itself as a rendering of the truth for God to read, if nobody else. It depicts MC
according to several different fictional conventions. In youth she resembles the heroines of the Restoration...
This single-page allegory in JC
's commonplace-book figures her literary collaboration with Sarah Fielding
as a shared project in dress-making.
Collier, Jane, Margaret Collier, and Margaret Collier. Common Place Book. 1748–1755.
Londry, Michael. “Our dear Miss Jenny Collier”. Times Literary Supplement, pp. 13-14.
Their method of needlework gives a pleasing new turn to the patchwork trope...
The lengthy title lists the satirical sketches that the work contains.
English Short Title Catalogue. http://estc.bl.uk/, http://estc.bl.uk/.
The attribution to JD
by name comes from a catalogue published by Edmund Curll
in 1741 (which mentions James Drake
as arranging the publication...
published Poems; this volume, which included his Pindaric Odes and Miscellanies, confirmed his stature as the leading poet of the day.
Barker, Jane. A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies. E. Curll and T. Payne, 1723.
Barker, Jane. Exilius, or the Banish’d Roman. E. Curll, 1715.
Wilson, Carol Shiner, and Jane Barker. “Introduction”. The Galesia Trilogy and Selected Manuscript Poems of Jane Barker, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. xv - xliv.
Barker, Jane. Love Intrigues, or The History of . . . Bosvil and Galesia. E. Curll, 1713.
Barker, Jane. Poetical Recreations. Benjamin Crayle, 1687.
Fénelon, François-de-Salignac-de-la-Mothe. The Christian Pilgrimage. Translator Barker, Jane, E. Curll and C. Rivington, 1718.
Barker, Jane. The Entertaining Novels of Mrs Jane Barker. A. Bettesworth and E. Curll, 1719.
Barker, Jane. The Galesia Trilogy and Selected Manuscript Poems of Jane Barker. Editor Wilson, Carol Shiner, Oxford University Press, 1997.
Barker, Jane. The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen. A. Bettesworth, 1726.
Barker, Jane. The Poems of Jane Barker: The Magdalen Manuscript. Editor King, Kathryn R., Magdalen College, 1998.