Aphra Behn: Restoration Spy, Poet, Dramatist, Novelist, Abolitionist
Patricia Lundberg, Emerita Professor of English and Women's Studies, Indiana University Northwest; Executive Director, Humanities West
Aphra Behn was the earliest known British woman to have earned her living as a writer. Born in 1640, she traversed the rowdy literary and political landscape of the Restoration era in England and dedicated her life to pleasure and poetry, as well as a bit of intelligence work for the government. She wrote plays, novels and poems in the same bawdy vein as her male… Show more
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