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Women Writers and Familial Discourse in the English Renaissance: Relative Values
     

Women Writers and Familial Discourse in the English Renaissance: Relative Values

by Marion Wynne-Davies
 

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Through an exploration of key women writers of the Early Modern period, Marion Wynne-Davies demonstrates the ways in which female authors were both enabled and constrained by the writing traditions and influences within their families. The engagement with and participation in the construction of individual familial discourses is explained via an analysis of six

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Through an exploration of key women writers of the Early Modern period, Marion Wynne-Davies demonstrates the ways in which female authors were both enabled and constrained by the writing traditions and influences within their families. The engagement with and participation in the construction of individual familial discourses is explained via an analysis of six Renaissance families: the Mores, Lumleys, Sidneys/Herberts, Carys and Cavendishes. While the book addresses the writings of male authors from these family groups, such as Sir Thomas More, John Donne, Philip Sidney, Lucius Cary and William Cavendish, its primary focus is on Margaret More/Roper; Gertrude More; Jane Lumley; Mary Wroth; Elizabeth Cary; and Jane, Elizabeth and Margaret Cavendish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230592957
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/24/2007
Series:
Early Modern Literature in History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
283 KB

Meet the Author

MARION WYNNE-DAVIES is Reader in English at the University of Dundee.

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