This electronic collection of over sixty volumes of lyric poetry by
Scottish women, written between 1789 and 1832, endeavors to fill a gap
in our knowledge of and access to this large and comprehensive body of
work. Conventional anthologies and histories of Scottish literature have
been composed largely of the works of male authors. Seldom have any but
the most specialized twentieth-century literary histories of the period
paid serious attention to the dozens of Scottish women poets who were
active at the time and whose work and influence were in many instances
familiar and admired by their male contemporaries.
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes the works
of approximately 50 poets, each with bio-bibliographical sketches or
essays, including what is known about their lives, and a bibliography of
their primary works and of criticism and reviews. In addition to 60
volumes of Romantic poetry composed by Scottish women, the database
includes extensive contemporary critical reviews and numerous scholarly
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