Standard Name: Philips, Katherine
Birth Name: Katherine Fowler
Married Name: Katherine Philips
Pseudonym: The Incomparable Mrs K. P.
KP , who wrote during the mid seventeenth century, may herself have valued her public more highly than her private ones. But she won lasting importance as a poet of passionate female friendship and as realising new possibilites in translation and drama. She was an acceptable role-model and an active inspiration and enabler for women writers of several generations, before her rediscovery in the twentieth century as an inspiration for women loving women.
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|Education||Sarah, Lady Cowper||
Nothing is known of SLC 's education, but it must have been both religious and relatively advanced, to account for her wide and intellectually intense reading as an adult in history, philosophy, and theology.
Kugler, Anne. Errant Plagiary: The Life and Writing of Lady Sarah Cowper, 1644-1720. Stanford University Press, 2002.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Anne Wharton||
AW 's father, Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley Park, about four miles from Woodstock, Oxfordshire, died of smallpox before she was born. His family had connections with Elizabeth Cary (Lady Falkland) , Lucy Hutchinson , and Katherine Philips .
Wharton, Anne. “Introduction”. The Surviving Works of Anne Wharton, edited by Germaine Greer and Selina Hastings, Stump Cross Books, 1997, pp. 1 - 124.
|Friends, Associates||Dorothy Osborne|
|Friends, Associates||Lady Rachel Russell|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Thomas||
She was a...
Mills, Rebecca. "Thanks for that Elegant Defense": Polemical Prose and Poetry by Women in the Early Eighteenth Century. Oxford University, 2000.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Anne Finch|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Elizabeth Tollet||
ET 's untitled poem beginning Proud Monuments of Art! renown'd of old probably echoes a poem in Katherine Philips 's Pompey which begins with the same first two words.
Londry, Michael. “On the Use of First-Line Indices for Researching English Poetry of the Long Eighteenth Century, c. 1660-1830, with Special Reference to Women Poets”. The Library, No. 1, pp. 12 -38.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Aphra Behn||
Behn's death, this elegy says, is a disaster for women's writing, for no other woman dares her Laurel wear.
For a while it remained possible for women writers like Jane Barker to claim descent...
Mendelson, Sara Heller. The Mental World of Stuart Women: Three Studies. Harvester Press, 1987.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Catharine Trotter|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Constantia Grierson||
This poem is feeling and artless. Ah Lovly harmless shade Couldst thou but see / How much thy wretched mother mourns for thee. The closing couplet strongly suggests the end of Katherine Philips 's On...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Elizabeth Carter||
Carter's poem To Miss Lynch claims (not for the only time) Katherine Philips as the model for her own writing. Philips's spotless verse with genuine force exprest / The brightest passion of the human breast...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Laetitia Pilkington|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Anne Wharton|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah, Lady Cowper||
SLC 's range of reference is apparently huge: to trace through these volumes the influences on her thinking would take long-term, focussed scholarly endeavour. She transcribed a couplet and elsewhere a complete poem by Mrs...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Delarivier Manley||
The Lost Lover is remembered for its satirised learned lady, Orinda (whose role, however, is slight). This Orinda has been interpreted (probably wrongly) as a portrait of Katherine Philips , who had been famous under...