Mary Astell

Mary Astell (ăs´təl), 1666–1731, English author and feminist. Her Serious Proposal to the Ladies (2 parts, 1694–97) offered a scheme for a women's college, an idea far in advance of the time. The project was not realized, and her ideas were ridiculed in the Tatler, possibly by Swift and Addison.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2017, The Columbia University Press.

Mary Astell: Selected full-text books and articles

Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith By William Kolbrener; Michal Michelson Routledge, 2016
The Eloquence of Mary Astell By Christine Mason Sutherland University of Calgary Press, 2005
Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century By Jacqueline Broad Cambridge University Press, 2002
Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "Mary Astell"
Mary Astell on Flattery and Self-Esteem By Blank, Andreas The Monist, Vol. 98, No. 1, January 2015
Mary Astell on Virtuous Friendship By Broad, Jacqueline Parergon, Vol. 26, No. 2, July 2009
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Gendering the Modern: Mary Astell's Feminist Historiography By Kolbrener, William Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Vol. 44, No. 1, April 1, 2003
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The Love of God and the Radical Enlightenment: Mary Astell's Brush with Spinoza By Ellenzweig, Sarah Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 64, No. 3, July 1, 2003
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