9781137350411

The History of British Women's Writing, 1500-1610 Volume Two

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137350411

  • ISBN10:

    1137350415

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-09-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Rethinking the history of women's writing and literary history itself, this new volume examines the diversity of early women's writing (from verse and songs to household records and recipes), offering a new paradigm for understanding women's shaping roles in the literary, religious, and political movements of the sixteenth century.

Author Biography

CAROLINE BICKS is Associate Professor of English at Boston College, USA. Her publications include Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare's England (Ashgate, 2003) and articles in Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Modern Philology and SEL, amongst others.

JENNIFER SUMMIT is Professor of English at Stanford University, USA. She is the author of Lost Property: The Woman Writer and English Literary History, 1380-1589 (University of Chicago Press, 2000) and Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England (University of Chicago Press, 2008).

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Series Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Chronology; E.Vyroubalová
Introduction; C.Bicks and J.Summit
PART I: READING AND WRITING
1. Reading Women; H.Brayman Hackel
2. Literary Circles and Coteries; J.Crawford
3. Women in Early English Print Culture; A.Coldiron
PART II: DOMESTIC SETTINGS
4. Household Writing; C.Richardson
5. Maternal Advice; E.Snook
6. Letters; L.Magnusson
PART III: PLAYING SPACES
7. The Street; P.A.Brown
8. The Theater; M.Wynne-Davies
PART IV: THE TUDOR COURT
9. The Court; C.Sale
10. Elizabeth I; C.Coch
PART V: DEVELOPING HISTORIES
11. Religious Writing and Reformation; N.Bradley Warren
12. Race and Skin Color in Early Modern Women's Writing; S.Iyengar
13. Translation/Historical Writing; C.Laoutaris
Bibliography
Index

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