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The Cambridge companion to early modern women's writing

Author: Laura Lunger Knoppers
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Lunger Knoppers
ISBN: 9780521885270 0521885272 9780521712422 0521712424
OCLC Number: 351329791
Description: xxvii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Early modern women's writing
Responsibility: edited by Laura Lunger Knoppers.
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Ideal for courses, this Companion examines the range, historical importance, and aesthetic merit of women's writing in Britain, 1500-1700.  Read more...

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'This welcome volume showcases how far the study of early modern women's writing has come in the last few decades.' The English Historical Review

 
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