Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Anne Bradstreet & Mary Rowlandson

Here are links to the two additional writers mentioned in lecture on Monday, Anne Bradstreet and Mary Rowlandson. Each proves that women could find a voice in the public sphere even in 17th-century New England, though only perhaps in certain genres (poetry and personal narrative, e.g.) and only if she made clear her intent to glorify God and celebrate rather than disrupt Puritan society.

Give them a look. Bradstreet's "The Author to Her Book" is my favorite poem of the period.

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