Ulyana Brewer

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Document Type

Open Access Thesis


English Language and Literatures

First Advisor

Alexander Ogden


This study focuses on the development of self-representation by Russian women poets of the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century through comparison with the women poets in England of the same period. The comparative analysis of the works composed by Ekaterina Urusova, Aleksandra Murzina, Anna Bunina, Mary Julia Young, Mary Scott, Janet Little, and others provides insight into women poets’ practices of exceeding the boundaries of gender-defined art to inhabit literary discourse traditionally occupied by male poets and expose the artificiality of gender and literary genre relations and engage with a variety of political, religious, and cultural issues – otherwise inappropriate for women poets.


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