Barbara Kiefer Lewalski

Standard Name: Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer


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Literary responses Lady Anne Clifford
Barbara Kiefer Lewalski judges that AC's extant diaries record the emergence of a female self able to resist existing social norms. Clifford does not, she writes, overtly rebel against the patriarchal system, but she subversively...
Literary responses Lady Arbella Stuart
The Feminist Companion finds in her letters wit, passion, sense of pace, and much classical allusion.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Literary historian Barbara Kiefer Lewalski finds them witty and ironic in their comments on court society, and artful in...
Literary responses Lady Mary Wroth
Barbara Kiefer Lewalski has summarised LMW 's achievement (her historical importance and the quality of her art) like this: Wroth reinvented the Petrarch an lyric sequence, the romance, and the pastoral drama, claiming those genres...
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...
Textual Production Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
The title of the folio is The History of The Life, Reign, and Death of Edward II. King of England and Lord of Ireland. With The Rise and Fall of his great Favourites, Gaveston and...


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Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer, and Rachel Speght. “Introduction”. The Polemics and Poems of Rachel Speght, Oxford University Press, 1996, p. xi - xxxvi.
Speght, Rachel. The Polemics and Poems of Rachel Speght. Editor Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer, Oxford University Press, 1996.
Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer. Writing Women in Jacobean England. Harvard University Press, 1993.