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A History of Early Modern Women's Writing

A History of Early Modern Women's Writing

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Patricia Phillippy, Margaret J. M. Ezell, Jaime L. Goodrich, Patricia Pender, Megan Matchinske, Susan M. Felch, Dana E. Lawrence, Elaine V. Beilin, Julie D. Campbell, Micheline White, Peter Davidson, Pamela J. Benson, Ramona Wray, Clare R. Kinney, Marie-Louise Coolahan, Paula McQuade, Peter Sherlock, W. Scott Howard, Sarah C. E. Ross, Jane B. Stevenson, Mihoko Suzuki, Edith Snook, Jessica L. Malay
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  • Date Published: January 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107137066

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  • A History of Early Modern Women's Writing is essential reading for students and scholars working in the field of early modern British literature and history. This collaborative book of twenty-two chapters offers an expansive, multifaceted narrative of British women's literary and textual production in the period stretching from the English Reformation to the Restoration. Chapters work together to trace the contours of a diverse body of early modern women's writing, aligning women's texts with the major literary, political, and cultural currents with which they engage. Contributors examine and take account of developments in critical theory, feminism, and gender studies that have influenced the reception, reading, and interpretation of early modern women's writing. This book explicates and interrogates significant methodological and critical developments in the past four decades, guiding and testing scholarship in this period of intense activity in the recovery, dissemination, and interpretation of women's writing.

    • Includes chapters by leading scholars in the field, both veterans and newcomers, that cover a wide range of writers and subjects
    • Chapters are arranged across three historical periods (1526–1676) according to six themes
    • Includes four methodological or theoretical chapters by leading scholars in the field
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    • Date Published: January 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107137066
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: 'sparkling multiplicity' Patricia Phillippy
    Part I. Critical Approaches and Methodologies:
    1. Invisibility optics: Aphra Behn, Esther Inglis and the fortunes of women's works Margaret J. M. Ezell
    2. Reconsidering the woman writer: the identity politics of Anne Cooke Bacon Jaime L. Goodrich
    3. The critical fortunes of the tenth muse: canonicity and its discontents Patricia Pender
    4. When we swear to tell the truth: the Carleton Debates and archival methodology Megan Matchinske
    Part II. The Tudor Era (1526–1603):
    5. Common and competing faiths Susan M. Felch
    6. Isabella Whitney's slips: poetry, collaboration, and coterie Dana E. Lawrence
    7. Transmitting faith: Elizabeth Tudor, Anne Askew, and Jane Grey Elaine V. Beilin
    8. Humanism, religion, and early modern Englishwomen in their transnational contexts Julie D. Campbell
    9. Women in worship: continuity and change in the prayers of Elizabeth Tyrwhit and Frances Aburgavenny Micheline White
    10. Spatial texts: women as devisers of environments and iconographies Peter Davidson
    Part III. The Early Stuart Period (1603–42):
    11. Aemilia Lanyer's radical art: 'The Passion of Christ' Pamela J. Benson
    12. Memory, materiality and maternity in the Tanfield/Cary archive Ramona Wray
    13. Mary Wroth romances Ovid: refiguring metamorphosis and complaint in The Countess of Montgomery's Urania Clare R. Kinney
    14. Nuns' writing: translation, textual mobility and transnational networks Marie-Louise Coolahan
    15. Motherhood and women's writing in early seventeenth-century England: legacies, catechisms, and popular polemic Paula McQuade
    16. Monuments and memory Peter Sherlock
    Part IV. Civil War, Interregnum, and Restoration (1642–76):
    17. Prophecy, power, and religious dissent W. Scott Howard
    18. Coteries, circles, networks: the Cavendish Circle and Civil War women's writing Sarah C. E. Ross
    19. Inventing fame Jane B. Stevenson
    20. Political writing across borders Mihoko Suzuki
    21. English women's writing and indigenous medical knowledge in the early modern Atlantic world Edith Snook
    22. Lady Anne Clifford's Great Books of Record: remembrances of a dynasty Jessica L. Malay.

  • Editor

    Patricia Phillippy, Kingston University, London
    Patricia Phillippy is Professor of English Literature at Kingston University London. She has published widely in early modern literature and culture, with a special focus on women's writing. Her books include Women, Death and Literature in Post-Reformation England (Cambridge 2002), Painting Women: Cosmetics, Canvases, and Early Modern Culture (2006), and Shaping Remembrance from Shakespeare to Milton (Cambridge, forthcoming). She has edited the writings of Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell for The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series.

    Contributors

    Patricia Phillippy, Margaret J. M. Ezell, Jaime L. Goodrich, Patricia Pender, Megan Matchinske, Susan M. Felch, Dana E. Lawrence, Elaine V. Beilin, Julie D. Campbell, Micheline White, Peter Davidson, Pamela J. Benson, Ramona Wray, Clare R. Kinney, Marie-Louise Coolahan, Paula McQuade, Peter Sherlock, W. Scott Howard, Sarah C. E. Ross, Jane B. Stevenson, Mihoko Suzuki, Edith Snook, Jessica L. Malay

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