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Behn

 (bān, bĕn), Aphra or Ayfara 1640-1689.
British writer of plays, poetry, and fiction who was one of the first professional women authors in English. Her best-known work is the prose fiction Oroonoko (1688).

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(Biography) Aphra (ˈæfrə). 1640–89, English dramatist and novelist, best known for her play The Rover (1678) and her novel Oroonoko (1688)

Behn

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Aphra, 1640–89, English writer.
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Unfortunately, it turns out that it was the poet and playwright Aphra Behn, who died in 1689.
Elsewhere, the Swan Theatre will host The Two Noble Kinsmen - written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher - from We have set the challenge creating technologically production ever staged RSC August until February 2017, alongside The Rover, by Aphra Behn and directed by Loveday Ingram.
Semler; "A Woman's Reason': Aphra Behn Reads Lucretius," by Sophie Tomlinson; "Impressions in the Brain: Malebranche on Women, and Women on Malebranche," by Jacqueline Broad; "Elizabeth I, Patriotism, and the Imagined Nation in Three Eighteenth-Century Plays," by Jennifer Clement; "Liberty and Virtue in Catherine Macaulay's Enlightenment Philosophy," by Karen Green; "'The Link which Unites Man with Brutes': Enlightenment Feminism, Women, and Animals," by Jane Spencer; "Philosophy and Sexual Politics in Mary Astell and Samuel Richardson," by Jocelyn Harris; "A 'Sensible Knave'?
She discusses Samuel Richardson's Clarissa in the context of its poetic antecedents to illustrate formal and thematic connections between epistle and lyric, then outlines the history of the interaction of lyric and epistle in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, focusing on novels by Aphra Behn and Eliza Haywood, as well as Alexander Pope's oEloisa to Abelardo and oEpistle to Dr.
For instance, Aphra Behn is placed with Zora Neale Hurston in "Enter America.
Surveying works by Aphra Behn, Jane Barker, Eliza Haywood, and Mary Davys, Gevirtz explores how such debates helped shape narrative practices within the early novel.
Aphra Behn comes from an English background of sixteenth century.
I am interested in the correspondence between historical Aphra Behn and three "Aphras"-the heroines of these novels, as well as their function in the texts.
She finds proof of her images' capacity to migrate in their verbal reflections in the work of Andrew Marvell, John Milton, and Aphra Behn.
She has selected texts by Andrew Marvell, John Milton, and Aphra Behn on account of their strong engagement with early modern print culture, and their familiarity with various available methods for structuring and representing knowledge.
Virginia Woolf famously praised Aphra Behn (1640-1689) in A Room of One's Own for her skill in "living by her wits" as a writer, declaring that "all women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds" (Woolf 1977:61, 63).
Utopian negotiation; Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish.