The Cambridge companion to early modern women's writing / edited by Laura Lunger Knoppers

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Subjects: English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism
English literature--Women authors--History and criticism
English literature--Women authors
Women and literature--Great Britain--History--16th century
Women and literature--Great Britain--History--17th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Series: Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: List of illustrations page
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Chronologies
Introduction: critical framework and issues / Laura Lunger Knoppers 1
Pt. I. Material matters
1. Women s handwriting / Heather Wolfe 21
2. Reading women / Edith Snook 40
3. Manuscript miscellanies / Victoria E. Burke 54
4. Women, the material book and early printing / Marcy L. North 68
Pt. II. Sites of production
5. Women in educational spaces / Caroline Bowden 85
6. Women in the household / Wendy Wall 97
7. Women in church and in devotional spaces / Elizabeth Clarke 110
8. Women in the royal courts / Karen Britland 124
9. Women in the law courts / Frances E. Dolan 140
10. Women in healing spaces / Mary E. Fissell 153
Pt. III. Genres and modes
11. Translation / Danielle Clarke 167
12. Letters / James Daybell 181
13. Autobiography / Ramona Wray 194
14. Lyric poetry / Helen Wilcox 208
15. Narrative poetry / Susanne Woods 222
16. Prophecy and religious polemic / Hilary Hinds 235
17. Private drama / Marta Straznicky 247
18. Public drama / Derek Hughes 260
19. Prose fiction / Lori Humphrey Newcomb 272
Index 287
Alternate Titles: Early modern women's writing
Additional Authors: Knoppers, Laura Lunger
Notes: LCCN: 2009025736
ISBN: 9780521885270 (hardback)
ISBN: 0521885272 (hardback)
ISBN: 9780521712422 (paperback)
ISBN: 0521712424 (paperback)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "Featuring the most frequently taught female writers and texts of the early modern period, this Companion introduces the reader to the range, complexity, historical importance, and aesthetic merit of women's writing in Britain from 1500-1700. Presenting key textual, historical, and methodological information, the volume exemplifies new and diverse approaches to the study of women's writing. The book is clearly divided into three sections, covering: how women learnt to write and how their work was circulated or published; how and what women wrote in the places and spaces in which they lived, worked, and worshipped; and the different kinds of writing women produced, from poetry and fiction to letters, diaries, and political prose. This structure makes the volume readily adaptable to course usage. The Companion is enhanced by an introduction that lays out crucial framework and critical issues, and by chronologies that situate women's writings alongside political and cultural events"--Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: critical framework and issues Laura Lunger Knoppers; Part I. Material Matters: 1. Women's handwriting Heather Wolfe; 2. Reading women Edith Snook; 3. Manuscript miscellanies Victoria E. Burke; 4. Women, the material book, and early printing Marcy L. North; Part II. Sites of Production: 5. Women in educational spaces Caroline Bowden; 6. Women in the household Wendy Wall; 7. Women in church and in devotional spaces Elizabeth Clarke; 8. Women in the royal courts Karen Britland; 9. Women in the law courts Frances E. Dolan; 10. Women in healing spaces Mary E. Fissell; Part III. Genres and Modes: 11. Translation Danielle Clarke; 12. Letters James Daybell; 13. Autobiography Ramona Wray; 14. Lyric poetry Helen Wilcox; 15. Narrative poetry Susanne Woods; 16. Prophecy and religious polemic Hilary Hinds; 17. Private drama Marta Straznicky; 18. Public drama Derek Hughes; 19. Prose fiction Lori Humphrey Newcomb
Physical Description: xxvii, 306 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 351329791
ISBN/ISSN: 9780521885270
0521885272
9780521712422
0521712424

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