The Early Modern Women’s Complaint Poetry Index

Rosalind Smith, Sarah C. E. Ross, Michelle O'Callaghan, Jake Arthur, Mitchell Whitelaw

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb-based Exhibition


    Early Modern Women’s Complaint Poetry Index is a first and last line index of female-authored complaint poetry in English and Scots from the period 1530 to 1680. It presents the data set from a wider project exploring, for the first time, how early modern women used the poetry of complaint for expressions of love, loss and protest. How did early modern women engage with the many forms of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century complaint poetry? What kinds of complaint poems did they write, and what roles did they assume? Bringing together bibliographic information and data about the content of the poems, this index invites users to explore the rich world of complaint poetry written, translated, voiced, transcribed and compiled by Anglophone early modern women.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOnline
    PublisherANU Research Publications
    SizeComplaint Poetry 1530-1680
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    EventThe Early Modern Women’s Complaint Poetry Index -
    Duration: 23 Aug 2021 → …


    Dive into the research topics of 'The Early Modern Women’s Complaint Poetry Index'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this