The Body into Print: Marketing Phillis Wheatley

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Abstract

Criticizes the poetry of African American writer, Phyllis Wheatley. Skills in manipulating the conventions of Neoclassical verse within the context of American revolutionary politics; Author's silence about her enslavement; Selective self-representation which reflects constraints on her authorial voice.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalAmerican Literature
Volume71
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1999

Keywords

  • neoclassical poetry
  • slaves
  • reading
  • advertising campaigns
  • lyric poetry
  • literary criticism
  • attestations
  • anthologies
  • African American culture

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