This collection examines the diverse material cultures through which early modern women's writing was produced, transmitted, and received. It focuses on the ways it was originally packaged and promoted, how it circulated in its contemporary contexts, and how it was read and received in its original publication and in later revisions and redactions.
About the Author
Marie-Louise Coolahan, National University of Ireland, Ireland Margaret J.M. Ezell, Texas A&M University, USA Kate Lilley, University of Sydney, Australia Michelle O'Callaghan, University of Reading, UK Patricia Pender, University of Newcastle, Australia Paul Salzman, La Trobe University, Australia Helen Smith, University of York, UK Rosalind Smith, University of Newcastle, Australia Deborah Uman, St. John Fisher College, USA.
Table of ContentsList of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction - Early Modern Women's Material Texts: Production, Transmission and Reception; Patricia Pender and Rosalind Smith 1. Women and the Materials of Writing; Helen Smith 2. Dispensing Quails, Mincemeat, Leaven: Katherine Parr's Patronage of the Paraphrases of Erasmus ; Patricia Pender 3. 'Le pouvoir de faire dire': Marginalia in Mary Queen of Scots' Book of Hours; Rosalind Smith 4. Translation and Community in the Work of Elizabeth Cary; Deborah Uman 5. The 'great Queen of Lightninge flashes': the Transmission of Female-voiced Burlesque Poetry in the Early Seventeenth Century; Michelle O'Callaghan 6. 'Philo-Philippa' as Author-reader; Kate Lilley 7. Late Seventeenth-century Women Writers and the Penny Post: Early Social Media Forms and Access to Celebrity; Margaret J.M. Ezell 8. Henrietta's Version: Mary Wroth's Love's Victory in the Nineteenth Century; Paul Salzman 9. 'One of the finest Poems of that nature I ever read': Quantitative Methodologies and the Reception of Early Modern Women's Writing; Marie-Louise Coolahan Bibliography Index