Mary Astell's words in A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (part I), a lexicographic inquiry with NooJ

3 Dec 2014Hélène PignotOdile Piton

In the following article we elected to study with NooJ the lexis of a 17 th century text, Mary Astell's seminal essay, A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, part I, published in 1694. We first focused on the semantics to see how Astell builds her vindication of the female sex, which words she uses to sensitise women to their alienated condition and promote their education... (read more)

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