A Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing / Edition 1

A Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing / Edition 1

by Anita Pacheco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631217029

ISBN-13: 9780631217022

Pub. Date: 07/29/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This timely volume represents one of the first comprehensive, student-oriented guides to the under-published field of early modern women's writing.

  • Brings together more than twenty leading international scholars to provide the definitive survey volume to the field of early modern women's writing
  • Examines individual texts,

Overview

This timely volume represents one of the first comprehensive, student-oriented guides to the under-published field of early modern women's writing.

  • Brings together more than twenty leading international scholars to provide the definitive survey volume to the field of early modern women's writing
  • Examines individual texts, including works by Mary Sidney, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn
  • Explores the historical context and generic diversity of early modern women's writing, as well as the theoretical issues that underpin its study
  • Provides a clear sense of the full extent of women's contributions to early modern literary culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631217022
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/29/2002
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series, #67
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
7.13(w) x 10.05(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors     x
Introduction     xiv
Contexts     1
Women and Education   Kenneth Charlton     3
Religion and the Construction of the Feminine   Diane Willen     22
Women, Property and Law   Tim Stretton     40
Women and Work   Sara H. Mendelson     58
Women and Writing   Margaret J. M. Ezell     77
Readings     95
Isabella Whitney, A Sweet Nosegay   Patricia Brace     97
Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, Psalmes   Debra K. Rienstra     110
Aemilia Lanyer, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum   Susanne Woods     125
Elizabeth Cary, The Tragedy of Mariam and History   Elaine Beilin     136
Mary Wroth, The Countess of Montgomery's Urania   Naomi J. Miller     150
Margaret Cavendish, A True Relation of My Birth, Breeding and Life   Gweno Williams     165
Anna Trapnel, Anna Trapnel's Report and Plea   Hilary Hinds     177
Katherine Philips, Poems   Elizabeth H. Hageman     189
Aphra Behn, The Rover, Part One   Anita Pacheco     203
Mary Astell, Critic of the Marriage Contract/SocialContract Analogue   Patricia Springborg     216
Genres     229
Autobiography   Sheila Ottway     231
Defences of Women   Frances Teague   Rebecca De Haas     248
Prophecy   Elaine Hobby     264
Women's Poetry 1550-1700: 'Not Unfit to be Read'   Bronwen Price     282
Prose Fiction   Paul Salzman     303
Drama   Sophie Tomlinson     317
Issues and Debates     337
The Work of Women in the Age of Electronic Reproduction: The Canon, Early Modern Women Writers and the Postmodern Reader   Melinda Alliker Rabb     339
Feminist Historiography   Margo Hendricks     361
Index     377

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