Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Frances Sargent Osgood was a prolific and immensely popular poet in mid-nineteenth century America whose career reflected the cultural implications of female poets publishing during her time period. Through an exploration of the Poetess figure, this work examines the way Osgood's career and work shaped and were shaped by her relationship to her readers, critics, and the literary world at large.
Benjamin, Madeline V., ""Wit so rare and grace so peerless": The Collaborative Construction of Frances Sargent Osgood's Public Image" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 51.
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