Astell, Mary

Astell, Mary

(ăs`təl), 1666–1731, English author and feminist. Her Serious Proposal to the Ladies (2 parts, 1694–97) offered a scheme for a women's college, an idea far in advance of the time. The project was not realized, and her ideas were ridiculed in the Tatler, possibly by Swift and Addison.
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Astell, Mary, The Christian Religion, as Professed by a Daughter of the Church of England (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: Toronto, 24), ed.
Especially interesting is how Knights draws comparisons between Sarah Cowper and other politically oriented women writers of the period such as Mary Astell, Mary Chudleigh, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
A comprehensive review of eight women philosophers: Hildegard of Bingen, Anne Conway, Mary Astell, Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Taylor Mill, Edith Stein, Simone Weil, and Simone de Beauvoir.
By reading social contract theory alongside representations of the domestic sphere by authors such as Mary Astell, Mary Davys, Samuel Richardson, Eliza Haywood, and Frances Sheridan, Thompson (English, Northwestern U.
The collection provides a broad survey of women speakers that includes Aspasia, Christine de Pisan, Mary Astell, Mary Wollstonecraft, Margaret Fuller, Ida B.
The authors of this collection, one of them now deceased, provide a broad survey of women speakers which includes Aspasia, Christine de Pisan, Mary Astell, Mary Wollstonecraft, Margaret Fuller, Ida B.