This article addresses the way in which the teaching of Anne Finch and Katherine Philips can be enhanced with classroom discussion of a surprising modern parallel: the sometimes coercive artistic and personal constraints placed on contemporary female pop artists by male producers. Focusing on Kesha, my class compares her recent struggles for autonomy and justice to the peculiar creative conditions which Anne Finch and Katherine Philips had to endure, inviting students to use their popular culture knowledge to gain a more nuanced insight into the historical gendering of creative cultures.
Kesha, Anne Finch, Katherine Philips, Me Too, Pop Music
"Ardelia, Orinda, and . . . Ke$ha: Teaching #Me Too and the Gendered Sphere of Poetry,"
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830: Vol.11: Iss.1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/abo/vol11/iss1/7