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Aphra Behn, The Counterfeit Bridegroom (1677)

We have only showcased a few books on this website so far that were both owned and written by a woman, and as we have seen in the case of Hannah Woolley, attribution can be problematic. Here is another instance of problematic attribution: a play that...

Winner winner!

Cerae are pleased to announce the winner of our volume four essay prize.  This prize was awarded to an article submitted under our volume four theme of Influence and Appropriation.  We published two articles related to this theme, and it was...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 24 Aug 2018

Aphra Behn: cultural translator and editorial intermediary

Here Dr. Jocelyn Hargrave of Monash University shares with us a fascinating insight into the connections between academia and publishing, and how working in both fields has informed her research.  Her article “Aphra Behn: Cultural Translator...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 23 May 2018

Aphra Behn, the first professional woman writer

Aphra Behn, painted by Mary Beale In England, after Shakespeare’s death there followed a period of tremendous change, with the Civil War and execution of the reigning king, Charles 1, followed by the Commonwealth under Cromwell. When the monarchy...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Oct 2017

New article in ECF journal on Aphra Behn’s novella The History...

New article in ECF journal on Aphra Behn’s novella The History of the Nun (1689): “Almost Certain: The Problem of Knowledge in Aphra Behn’s The History of the Nun,” by Rashmi Sahni, ECF 28.2, pp. 213-238.

Rescheduled Pincus Workshop 3/

Dear all,Due to a blizzard last week, we have rescheduled the workshop of Alaina’s piece, “The...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 26 Feb 2016

EMW Workshop: Alaina Pincus

Dear all,Please join us to workshop Alaina Pincus’s book chapter, entitled “The Second Part of the...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 18 Feb 2016

EMW Event: 8 September, 3:30PM

EMW Event: 8 September, 3:30PM
From: Early Modern Workshop on 3 Sep 2015

EMW Event: CUP’s Aphra Behn

Who: Elaine Hobby and Claire Bowditch, Co-General EditorsWhat: Public lecture on the new Aphra Behn series for Cambridge University PressWhen: Tuesday, 8 September, from 3:30 - 5:00PMWhere: Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Room 346, UIUC Main Library...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 26 Aug 2015

The new website platform for the journal is prohibiting me from...

The new website platform for the journal is prohibiting me from uploading large pdf files at this time, so I have to save these images somewhere. A bunch of 18th-century authors (which I have probably posted before on here): Aphra Behn Baronne de Staël...

When the stage meets the page – past and present

Detail from Spectacle Gratis – G. Engelman (source: In the preface to his tragedy Sémiramis (1749), Voltaire damningly characterized the typical eighteenth-century...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 2 Jul 2015

thestuartkings: Aphra Behn (1640 – 1689)  Portrait by Mary...

thestuartkings: Aphra Behn (1640 – 1689)  Portrait by Mary Beale A spy and playwright who wrote that she valued fame and recognition ‘as much as if she had been born a hero’. A prolific dramatist of the English...

A is for Aphra

Welcome to our new-look blog, and to phase two of the Digital Miscellanies project! I'm Carly, and over the next three years I'll be working with our academic partners and technical developers to expand and remodel the DMI; I'll also be immersing myself...
From: Digital Miscellanies Index on 28 Sep 2014

Globe London players’ Hamlet; Capital Fringe, Duchess of Malfi & Anouilh’s Antigone; Master Harold & Aphra Behn

Lyndsey N Snyder as the Duchess (We Happy Few) Naeem Hayat as Hamlet (Globe players) Emily Relva as Anouilh’s Antigone (Wandering Theater) Dear friends and readers, This past week I was privileged to see three absorbingly well-acted productions...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Jul 2014

Don’t mess with the shepherdesses: L’Astrée in England

It’s a classic quiz question: who was the first woman to make a living from writing? Answer: Restoration dramatist and poet Aphra Behn. What’s perhaps less well known is that she consistently referred to herself as ‘Astrea’ in her writing.  ‘Astrea’...
From: Parthenissa on 19 Oct 2013

Shakespeare and the ladies

  The statue of Shakespeare in Poets’ Corner From the earliest of times, Shakespeare’s works have been specially admired by women. I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the “Sociable Letter” written by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Aug 2013

WHAT: OR, by Liz Adams, directed by Kay Holley WHERE: The...

WHAT: OR, by Liz Adams, directed by Kay Holley WHERE: The Station Theatre in Urbana WHEN: 28 March through 13 April, 2013 Aphra Behn is getting out of the spy game and into showbiz. Sprung from debtors’ prison after a disastrous overseas mission,...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 27 Mar 2013

Oroonoko: Too Good To Be True

“Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave. A True Story” is an uncomfortable read. The work positions itself as something factually true and appears to be sympathetic to the plight of slaves. However, it fails to convince in both respects. The narrator’s...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 11 Mar 2013

The Problem With Slavery, in Aphra Behn’s “Oroonoko”

I found Aphra Behn’s treatment of slavery, in Oroonoko, problematic, in that there seems to be a lot of inconsistency with how she portrays it, throughout. Many sections involving slavery seem to romanticize it to a great degree, in the manner in...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 10 Mar 2013


I am currently reading THE KING'S REVENGE by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh. This book follows the fate  of the 59 regicides (the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I), following the restoration of the monarchy. The death warrant of Charles...
From: Hoydens & Firebrands on 14 Jan 2013

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