Whitney, Isabella. A Sweet Nosegay, or Pleasant Posy. Editor Students of Sara Jayne Steen, Montana State University, 1 sept.–30 nov. 1995.
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|Education||Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore||
As a girl, Mary Eleanor Bowes received an excellent education and could speak several languages, reading French and Italian authors in the original. It was said that she did not learn Latin, but also that...
|Education||Marie de France||
MF was an effective user of both the English and Latin languages, though she wrote in French (that is, Old French). She also had some Breton. She was familiar with the Latin poet Ovid as...
After the deaths of her parents Melesina Chenevix was committed to the care of a governess who had a determination to rule by rigour. . . . The fear and distaste I had for her...
She was an avid reader from her youth up and enjoyed free access to her father's library. She devoured various translations from the classics—notably the Metamorphoses of Ovid —and assimilated the contents of Lemprière and...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sappho||
Interest in her sexuality was disseminated in Europe by Ovid in his Heroides (or Heroines), a collection from the first century AD of fictional epistles, mostly from women (all of them except Sappho mythological)...
|Friends, Associates||Mary Matilda Betham||
As well as meeting at Llangollen with Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby (who later talked with high praise of her),
MMB acquired a wide acquaintance in London. She became a close friend...
Betham, Ernest, editor. A House of Letters. Jarrold and Sons, 1905.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Ali Smith||
Autumn centres around the intergenerational friendship of 32-year-old art-history lecturer Elisabeth Demand and her childhood neighbour, the clever and lively Daniel Gluck, now 101 years old and quietly existing in a care home. Through silent...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Isabella Whitney||
IW 's verse has dash and pace; her stanzas are jaunty despite the ungainly poulter's measure. In the persona of jilted woman she eschews either pathos or revenge; her tirades are not without humour. She...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Maureen Duffy||
She also says that it can be read as the mirror-image of her earliest novelistic theme: the child's relation to the mother.
Duffy dedicates the book to St Venus (a saint whose festival is...
Duffy, Maureen. That’s How It Was. Virago, 1983.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Ephelia||
Not all the poems in the volume are written in Ephelia's voice (which adds an extra dimension to argument over the ascription of those written in other voices). It seems that Ephelia enjoyed ventriloquizing the...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah Fyge||
In Lady Campbell, with a Female Advocate, SF calls her first published work fatal: Go, fatal book, she writes,
showing off her learning by modifying the Go, little book formula used by...
Fyge, Sarah. Poems on Several Occasions. J. Nutt, 1703.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Jane Barker||
JB writes to one male friend (my Adopted Brother) on his approaching marriage, not to congratulate but to dissuade.
She reflects her intimate knowledge of the work of Katherine Philips and Abraham Cowley
Barker, Jane. Poetical Recreations. Benjamin Crayle, 1687.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Hélène Gingold||
One of the stories, A Modern Orpheus, revisits the Greek myth related by Ovid and others, with a man named Jones playing the Greek hero's Victorian counterpart. The Thracian poet and musician who attempted...