Engendering the Fall: John Milton and Seventeenth-Century Women Writers

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jun 25, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 280 pages

Engendering the Fall argues that early seventeenth-century women's writing influenced Paradise Lost, while later seventeenth-century texts reworked central aspects of Milton's epic in order to reconfigure the politically resonant gendered hierarchy laid out by the story of the Fall.

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Shannon Miller is Associate Professor of English at Temple University and the author of Invested with Meaning: The Raleigh Circle in the New World, also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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