Title

The Specular Self of "Anna Trapnel's Report and Plea"

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Keywords

Theater, autobiographies, theology, visual fixation, poetry, poetics, authors, narratives, self, gender equality

Abstract

As the daughter of a shipwright from Stepney, Anna Trapnel was typi-cal of the separatist congregations that proliferated in England in the 1640s. The" conventicle" churches tended to appeal to precisely those groups subordinated by the hierarchical structure and educational elitism of the Anglican church-women and the" blue-apron" working class. The radical sects were socially inclusive; they did not enforce the ordaining even of male ...

Published In

Pacific Coast Philology

Volume

35

Issue

1

Pages

1-16