Title

Katherine Philips and the Space of Friendship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Keywords

Friendship, love poetry, poetry, intimacy, pastoral poetry, women, poetic themes, men, literary criticism, fear

Abstract

In her many poems celebrating female friendship, Katherine Philips (1 632-64) repeatedly employs images of enclosure that testify at once to the en-grossing intensity of affection between women, and to the difficulty of achiev-ing and maintaining that affection. Philips's speakers enclose themselves with their friends in realms both psychical and linguistic, carefully demarcating the boundaries that separate them from the fractious world of ...

Published In

Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700

Volume

22

Issue

2

Pages

62-78