Women and literature in Britain, 1500-1700 / edited by Helen Wilcox

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Subjects: English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism
Women and literature--Great Britain--History--16th century
Women and literature--Great Britain--History--17th century
English literature--Women authors--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: List of contributors
Acknowledgements
A note on references
Chronology: women and literature in Britain, 1500-1700
Introduction / Helen Wilcox 1
1. Humanist education and the Renaissance concept of woman / Hilda L. Smith 9
2. Religion and the construction of femininity / Suzanne Trill 30
3. Advice for women from mothers and patriarchs / Valerie Wayne 56
4. Women reading, reading women / Jacqueline Pearson 80
5. Women/'women' and the stage / Ann Thompson 100
6. Feminine modes of knowing and scientific enquiry: Margaret Cavendish's poetry as case study / Bronwen Price 117
7. Renaissance concepts of the 'woman writer' / Margaret W. Ferguson 143
8. Courtly writing by women / Helen Hackett 169
9. Women's poetry in early modern Britain / Elizabeth H. Hageman 190
10. Women's writing and the self / Elspeth Graham 209
11. The possibilities of prose / Betty S. Travitsky 234
12. The first female dramatists / Ros Ballaster 267
Further reading 291
Index 295
Additional Authors: Wilcox, Helen
Notes: LCCN: 95051404
ISBN: 0521462193 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0521467772 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-294) and index
Physical Description: xiv, 307 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 33947160
ISBN/ISSN: 0521462193
0521467772

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