Phillis Wheatley's Miltonic Poetics

Authors: Loscocco, P.

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Phillis Wheatley, the African-born slave poet, is considered by many to be a pioneer of Anglo-American poetics. This study argues how in her 1773 POEMS, Wheatley uses John Milton's poetry to develop an idealistic vision of an emerging Anglo-American republic comprised of Britons, Africans, Native Americans, and women.

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Paula Loscocco is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Lehman College, CUNY, USA.

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“Paula Loscocco’s Phillis Wheatley’s Miltonic Poetics is a thoughtful and well-argued addition to this growing body of criticism, considering both the historical and cultural moment in which Wheatley wrote as well as the poems’ structures, imagery, and allusions, specifically as an engagement with the poetry of John Milton.” (Mary McAleer Balkun, TSWL Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Vol. 35 (1), 2016)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Prologue: “The Humble Afric Muse’s Seat”

    Loscocco, Paula

    Pages 1-5

  • Conspiracy Theory: “Britannia’s Distant Shore”

    Loscocco, Paula

    Pages 6-43

  • Authority and Challenge: “Where Shall a Sov’reign Remedy Be Found?”

    Loscocco, Paula

    Pages 44-76

  • Wheatley’s Fanciful Sublime: “What Songs Should Rise!”

    Loscocco, Paula

    Pages 77-132

  • Epilogue

    Loscocco, Paula

    Pages 133-136

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phillis Wheatley's Miltonic Poetics
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47005-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137470058
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47477-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50163-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 154
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