The Rise of Prison Literature in the Sixteenth Century

The Rise of Prison Literature in the Sixteenth Century

by Ruth Ahnert

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ISBN-13: 9781108438797
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/26/2017
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Ruth Ahnert is a Lecturer in Early Modern Studies in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. Her work focuses on the literature and culture of the Tudor period, with a specific emphasis on religious history, prison writing and letter writing. Recent and forthcoming publications examine prison scenes in early modern drama, trial narratives and Protestant letter networks. Dr Ahnert serves on the Council of the Society for Renaissance Studies and is co-editor of the Society's Bulletin.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The sixteenth-century prison; 2. Writing the prison; 3. Prison communities; 4. 'Frendes abrode'; 5. Liberating the text?; Afterword; Bibliography.

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