Museum of English Catholic Women Writers

of the 17th and 18th Century

The Gallery

Through texts by and about English Catholic women composed between 1660 and 1800, students in this course will learn about the challenges and opportunities facing these women and the ways—textual and practical—in which they faced them. Students will explore how text, whether private or public, provided seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English Catholic women with a means for negotiating the opportunities and limitations they faced as women, as Catholics, and as Catholic women.