Manuscript Poetry – The Early Voice of Feminism?
Writing about web page http://www.research-tv.com/stories/creative/womens_poetry/
After 400 years of obscurity, some of Britain's earliest women writers are brought to press, triumphing over centuries of disadvantage that kept their work from public view.
Researchers from the University's department of English and Comparative Literature, working with colleagues from Birmingham and London, have published an anthology of 14 neglected women poets writing between 1589 and 1706.
Early Modern Women's Manuscript Poetry allows us to hear the female voices that otherwise would have been lost to history.
You can listen to extracts from the anthology by watching the Research TV report at the site above.