Sonnets and the English Woman Writer, 1560-1621: The Politics of Absence (Early Modern Literature in History Series)

Overview

This study explores why women in the English Renaissance wrote so few sonnet sequences in comparison with Continental women writers and English male authors. Rosalind Smith examines the relationship between gender and genre in the early modern period, and the critical assumptions currently underpinning questions of feminine agency within genre.

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Overview

This study explores why women in the English Renaissance wrote so few sonnet sequences in comparison with Continental women writers and English male authors. Rosalind Smith examines the relationship between gender and genre in the early modern period, and the critical assumptions currently underpinning questions of feminine agency within genre.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403991225
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Series: Early Modern Literature in History
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosalind Smith is Lecturer in English, University of Newcastle, Australia.

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Table of Contents

Preface
• List of Abbreviations
• Introduction: Gender, Genre and Attribution in Early Modern Women's Sonnet Sequences and Collections
• 'In a mirrour clere': Anne Lock's Miserere mei Deus as Admonitory Protestantism
• Generating Absence: The Sonnets of Mary Stuart
• The Politics of Prosopopoeia: The Pandora Sonnets
• The Politics of Withdrawal: Lady Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus and Lindamira's Complaint
• Conclusion
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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