Whitney, Isabella. A Sweet Nosegay, or Pleasant Posy. Editor Students of Sara Jayne Steen, Montana State University.
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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...
|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...
|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|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Gladys Henrietta Schütze|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Susanna Watts||
The first number, dated 1 December 1824, opens with The Editors to the Reader, in which Watts's three personae introduce themselves as sisters. They are very literary personifications, who possess, respectively, the actual spear...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Jo Shapcott|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Elizabeth Boyd||
EB shares the Scriblerian enthusiasm for mixing genres. She presents To Proteus, The Indisputable God of Change as A Dedication of the foregoing Poem, as a revolutionary Epistle, that shall still more accomplish'dly beautify never-indolent...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Phillis Wheatley||
PW 's poetry is technically adept; collected, it adapts the standard language of sentimentality and protest into a dignified and individual voice. She celebrates liberty of various kinds, praises the work of a black artist...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Ali Smith||
Smith's take on Iphis and Ianthe begins with sisters Anthea and Imogen listening to their grandfather's stories from when I was a girl in the women's suffrage movement: a sure induction into matters of gender...
|Intertextuality and Influence||A. S. Byatt||
One reviewer noted ASB 's fascination with the symbolic world of the fairy tale, the dream and the artist's vision shape both the style and the content.
In Crocodile Tears a woman walks away...
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