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Women, reading, and the cultural politics of early modern England

Author: Edith Snook
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2005.
Series: Women and gender in the early modern world.
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"Edith Snook here makes an original contribution to the ongoing scholarly project of historicizing reading by foregrounding female writers of the early modern period. She explores how women's representations of reading negotiate the dynamic relationship between the public and private spheres and investigates how women might have been affected by changing ideas about literacy, as well as how they sought to effect
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Snook, Edith.
Women, reading, and the cultural politics of early modern England.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2005
(OCoLC)607445246
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Snook
ISBN: 0754652564 9780754652564
OCLC Number: 57577409
Description: viii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Gendering the English Reformation : the vernacular reader in Anne Askew's Examinations and Katherine Parr's Lamentacion of a synner --
Dorothy Leigh, the 'Labourous Bee', and the work of literacy in seventeenth-century England --
A 'Wit's Camelion' : Elizabeth Grymeston and the Catholic reader --
Reading the Passion Among Women : Aemelia Lanyer and Elizabeth Middleton --
'Onely a Cipher' : reading and writing secrets in Lady Mary Wroth's The Countess of Montgomery's Urania.
Series Title: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Responsibility: Edith Snook.
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A study of the representation of reading in early modern Englishwomen's writing, this book exists at the intersection of textual criticism and cultural history. It looks at depictions of reading in  Read more...

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'Snook marshals startling and powerful interpretations of the works at hand... An impressively erudite, measured, and intelligent contribution to the field of early modern women's studies.' Patricia Read more...

 
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