Aphra Behn (1640-1689)
A selective list literary criticism for the seventeenth-century English playwright, novelist, and poet writer Aphra Behn, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources
Introduction & Biography
"Aphra Behn." Encyclopedia-type introduction to Aphra Behn. Poetry Foundation.
Hayden, Judy. "Of Privileges and Masculine Parts: The Learned Lady in Aphra Behn's Sir Patient Fancy." Papers on Language and Literature 42, 3 (Summer 2006) [questia sub ser]
Macdonald, Joyce Green. "Race, Women, and the Sentimental in Thomas Southerne's Oroonoko," [Thomas Southerne's 1696 dramatization of Behn's novella]. Criticism 40, 4 (Fall 1998) pp 555-70 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].
Pigg, Daniel. "Trying to frame the unframable: Oroonoko as discourse in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko." Studies in Short Fiction 34, 1 (Winter 1997) [questia sub ser].
Velissariou, Aspasia. "'Tis pity that when laws are faulty they should not be mended or abolisht': Authority, legitimations, and honor in Aphra Behn's The Widdow Ranter." Papers on Language and Literature 38, 2 (Spring 2002) [questia sub ser].
The American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Web site for the scholarly journal.
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