147.British Women Poets in the 18th and 19th Centuries

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The rise of feminist criticism in the late 20th century brought to critical attention many excellent women poets whose importance had been largely ignored or underestimated. Since then, critics have studied the literary value of their works and their significance within the socio-historical context. However, the history of such research is still short, and there remains much to be done before we have a full understanding of the value and significance of the works of women poets. This research team focuses on eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain, which produced many excellent women poets: by reading and appreciating their works, and clarifying their literary and socio-historical significance, we hope to contribute to the construction of a new canon.