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Re-Configuring Early Modern Friendship: Katherine Philips and Homoerotic Desire

Harriette Andreadis
Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900
Vol. 46, No. 3, Restoration and Eighteenth Century (Summer, 2006), pp. 523-542
Published by: Rice University
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3844519
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Abstract

This essay examines anew Katherine Philips's considerable debt to the discourse of male friendship so pervasive in early modern translations of the classics and in the English treatises derived from them. That debt is apparent in the ideology of the union of the souls of friends-in the notion of soul fusion-that animates her poetry and in the friendships memorialized in her letters to "Berenice" and Sir Charles Cotterell. The essay argues that Philips was committed to bringing the precepts of male friendship into her own eroticized friendships with women and that she sought to create among her own circle of friends the same kinds of networks of chosen kinship that were traditionally available to men.

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