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Gender and the garden in early modern English literature

Author: Jennifer Munroe
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Radical reconfigurations in gardening practice in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England altered the social function of the garden, offering men and women new opportunities for social mobility. While recent work has addressed how middle class men used the garden to attain this mobility, the gendering of the garden during the period has gone largely unexamined. This new study focuses on the developing gendered
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Munroe
ISBN: 9780754658269 0754658260
OCLC Number: 171110195
Description: 137 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Laying the Groundwork --
Chapter 1 --
Gardens, Gender, and Writing --
Dividing Plots: Specialization and the Art of Gardening --
The Gendered Art of Gardening --
Gender and the Written Garden --
Chapter 2 --
Planting English and Cultivating the Gentleman: Spensers Gardens --
Ireland-as-Garden in Spensers A View of the State of Ireland --
That sacred soil where all our perils grow: Dangerous Gardens, Book 2 --
In that Gardin planted bee againe: The Garden of Adonis, Book 3 --
Growing Distance: Spenser and Elizabeth --
Chapter 3 --
Inheritance, Land, and the Garden Space for Women in Aemilia Lanyers Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (Hail, God, King of the Jews) --
Yea in his kingdome onely rests my lands: Earthly Disinheritance in the Dedicatory Poems --
Spiritual Inheritance in Salve Deus --
Women Inherit the Earth in The Description of Cooke-ham --
Chapter 4 --
In this strang labourinth how shall I turne?: Needlework, Gardens, and Writing in Mary Wroths Pamphilia To Amphilanthus --
Nature's Art: Books, Bands, and Curious Knots --
Looking for Love in All the Wrong Spaces --
To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn.
Series Title: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Responsibility: Jennifer Munroe.
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schema:description"Investigating gardens, gender and writing, Jennifer Munroe considers not only published literary representations of gardens, but also actual garden landscapes and unpublished evidence of everyday gardening practice. She de-prioritizes the text as a primary means of cultural production, showing instead the relationship between what men and women might imagine possible and represent in their writing, and everyday spatial practices and the spaces men and women occupied and made. In so doing, she also broadens our outlook on whom we can identify and value as producers of early modern social space."--Jacket."@en
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