author={Leah Orr},
  journal={Modern Language Review},
  • Leah Orr
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Modern Language Review

Swift and the Hacks

  • Irony and Earnestness in Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • 2022

“Not knowing the Disease you’ll miss the Cure”: Considering Prose Fiction Published in Aphra Behn’s Name in a Medical Context

ABSTRACT Representations of the body, health, and healthcare practices found in Aphra Behn’s oeuvre would need no glossing for her contemporary readers, but can appear both strange and illogical to

“Literary pimping” or Business as Usual? Aphra Behn and the Book Trade

ABSTRACT Aphra Behn's relationship with her publishers has frequently been characterized as gendered and unequal, framing Behn as a powerless woman deliberately exploited by “literary pimps” such as

“For all the Alterations which I made were in the first Act”: Authorship and Editorial Interference in Aphra Behn’s The Younger Brother (1696)

ABSTRACT In his preface to Behn’s posthumously published play, The Younger Brother (1696), Charles Gildon, who secured the play’s performance and publication, makes claims to editorial interference

Anonymity and Pseudonymity

  • R. Griffin
  • Computer Science
    The Cambridge Handbook of Literary Authorship
  • 2019

”Murderess of Two Husbands”: Female Agency as Female Loyalty in the History of the Nun

Abstract This work studies the behaviour of the protagonist of The History of the Nun: or, The Fair Vow- Breaker (1689) to investigate both what motivates her decisions (from pious woman to murderer)

From Recovery to Restoration: Aphra Behn and Feminist Bibliography

  • Kate Ozment
  • Art
    Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
  • 2018
In the years since initial feminist recovery efforts, scholars have turned their focus from how to uncover lost voices to how to keep those voices from slipping back to obscurity. Early efforts were

“The Unhappy Mistake”: An Analysis of the Spanish Translation

This article studies the translation produced by Jesus Serrano-Reyes in order to draw attention to some of the translation strategies applied, showing (according to the principles of the Manipulation School and Polysystem Theory) the initial norm and type of equivalence.



"Pursue That Way of Fooling, and Be Damn'd": Editing Aphra Behn

There is some shame in editing which is perhaps why there is so much abuse among editors. To be discovered doing it now is like being found with the cross-word puzzle rather than the news section of

What if Delarivier Manley Did Not Write The Secret History of Queen Zarah

Although The Secret History of Queen Zarah (1705) was published anonymously, it is usually attributed to Delarivier Manley. It was not attributed to her in her own lifetime, however, and no modern

Behn's Monmouth: Sedition, Seduction, and Tory Ideology in the 1680s

T Hill, London, 15 July 1685. The crowd clamoring around the scaffold that summer day had gathered to witness an event unparalleled in English history: the execution without prior trial of a vigorous

Revising Tragic Conventions: Aphra Behn's Turn to the Novel

Aphra Behn's concern with the difference between the standards of criticism applied to her as a female playwright and those applied to the male dramatists of her era is evident in the oft-cited lines