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Women's Writing and the Circulation of Ideas
Manuscript Publication in England, 1550–1800

$103.00 (C)

George L. Justice, Margaret P. Hannay, Debra Rienstra, Noel Kinnamon, Michael G. Brennan, Victoria E. Burke, Margaret J. M. Ezell, Leigh A. Eicke, Kathryn R. King, Isobel Grundy
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  • Date Published: March 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521808569

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  • Until recently it was widely believed that women in Renaissance and early modern England either did not write, or did not publish their work. It is now becoming clear that instead of using the emerging technology of print, many women writers circulated their works by hand. This study contributes to the discovery and re-evaluation of women writers by examining the writing and manuscript publication of key authors from 1550 to 1800, altering our understanding of the history of the book and early modern British literature.

    • A comprehensive book outlining the parameters of women's scribal and manuscript publication from 1550 to 1800
    • Essays by leading scholars offering fresh insights into the relation between women's writing and manuscript publication
    • Of interest to scholars of women's studies, publishing history, and cultural and literary studies
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...[a] stimulating collection..." Line Cottegines, Universite de Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Renaissance Quarterly

    "The collection...retains a sense that manuscript and print coexisted, as they continue to coexist...and provides a necessary corrective to views of women's literary history that neglect modes of literary and nonliterary self production that occurred beyond the printed page." - Emily Smith

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521808569
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    Note on contributors
    1. Introduction George L. Justice
    2. The Countess of Pembroke's agency in print and scribal culture Margaret P. Hannay
    3. Circulating the Sidney–Pembroke psalter Debra Rienstra and Noel Kinnamon
    4. Creating female authorship in the early seventeenth century: Ben Jonson and Lady Mary Wroth Michael G. Brennan
    5. Medium and meaning in the manuscripts of Anne, Lady Southwell Victoria E. Burke
    6. The posthumous publication of women's manuscripts and the history of authorship Margaret J. M. Ezell
    7. Jane Barker's Jacobite writings Leigh A. Eicke
    8. Elizabeth Singer Rowe's tactical use of print and manuscript Kathryn R. King
    9. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and her daughter: the changing use of manuscripts Isobel Grundy
    10. Suppression and censorship in late manuscript culture: Frances Burney's unperformed The Witlings George L. Justice

  • Editors

    George L. Justice, University of Missouri, Columbia

    Nathan Tinker, Fordham University, New York


    George L. Justice, Margaret P. Hannay, Debra Rienstra, Noel Kinnamon, Michael G. Brennan, Victoria E. Burke, Margaret J. M. Ezell, Leigh A. Eicke, Kathryn R. King, Isobel Grundy

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