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The Cambridge companion to early modern women's writing / edited by Laura Lunger Knoppers
Alternate Title Early modern women's writing
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR113 .C36 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
English literature -- Women authors
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
Physical Description xxvii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary "Featuring the most frequently taught female writers and texts of the early modern period, this Companion introduces the reader to the range, complexity, historical importance, and aesthetic merit of women's writing in Britain from 1500-1700. Presenting key textual, historical, and methodological information, the volume exemplifies new and diverse approaches to the study of women's writing. The book is clearly divided into three sections, covering: how women learnt to write and how their work was circulated or published; how and what women wrote in the places and spaces in which they lived, worked, and worshipped; and the different kinds of writing women produced, from poetry and fiction to letters, diaries, and political prose. This structure makes the volume readily adaptable to course usage. The Companion is enhanced by an introduction that lays out crucial framework and critical issues, and by chronologies that situate women's writings alongside political and cultural events"--Provided by publisher
Contents Introduction: critical framework and issues / Laura Lunger Knoppers; Part I. Material Matters: 1. Women's handwriting / Heather Wolfe; 2. Reading women / Edith Snook; 3. Manuscript miscellanies / Victoria E. Burke; 4. Women, the material book, and early printing / Marcy L. North; Part II. Sites of Production: 5. Women in educational spaces / Caroline Bowden; 6. Women in the household / Wendy Wall; 7. Women in church and in devotional spaces / Elizabeth Clarke; 8. Women in the royal courts / Karen Britland; 9. Women in the law courts / Frances E. Dolan; 10. Women in healing spaces / Mary E. Fissell; Part III. Genres and Modes: 11. Translation / Danielle Clarke; 12. Letters / James Daybell; 13. Autobiography / Ramona Wray; 14. Lyric poetry / Helen Wilcox; 15. Narrative poetry / Susanne Woods; 16. Prophecy and religious polemic / Hilary Hinds; 17. Private drama / Marta Straznicky; 18. Public drama / Derek Hughes; 19. Prose fiction / Lori Humphrey Newcomb
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Alternate Author Knoppers, Laura Lunger

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