Katherine Philips and the Space of Friendship
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700
Mintz, Susannah B. "Katherine Philips and the Space of Friendship." Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 22.2 (1998): 62-78.
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 ...
Friendship, love poetry, poetry, intimacy, pastoral poetry, women, poetic themes, men, literary criticism, fear