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John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

H. L. Meakin


This book is a historical and theoretical study of some of John Donne's less frequently discussed poetry and prose; it interrogates various trends that have dominated Donne criticism, such as the widely divergent views about his attitudes towards women, the focus on the Songs and Sonnets to the exclusion of his other works, and the tendency to separate discussions of his poetry and prose. On a broader scale, it joins a small but growing number of feminist re-readings of Donne's works. Using the cultural criticism of French feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray, the book explores works throughout ... More

Keywords: John Donne, feminist, Luce Irigaray, Lincoln's Inn, St. Paul's Cathedral, Muse, Sappho, Eve, Elizabeth Drury, Renaissance poet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198184553
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. L. Meakin, author
University of Western Ontario