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Pens and needles : women's textualities in early modern England

Author: Susan Frye
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2013?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Renaissance woman, whether privileged or of the artisan or of the middle class, was trained in the expressive arts of needlework and painting, which were often given precedence over writing. Pens and Needles is the first book to examine all these forms as interrelated products of self-fashioning and communication." (back cover).
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Frye
ISBN: 9780812222524 0812222520
OCLC Number: 876393874
Description: xx, 302 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 26 cm
Contents: Political designs : Elizabeth Tudor, Mary Stuart, and Bess of Hardwick --
Miniatures and manuscripts : Levina Teerlinc, Jane Segar, and Esther Inglis as professional artisans --
Sewing connections : narratives of agency in women's domestic needlework --
Staging women's relations to textiles in Shakespeare's Othello and Cymbeline --
Mary Sidney Wroth : clothing romance.
Responsibility: Susan Frye.

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Through an examination of the expressive arts of needlework, painting, and writing, Pens and Needles offers insights into women's lives and, in its final chapters, into literary texts such as  Read more...

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"Susan Frye's book is most fascinating in drawing out the histories and texts, both written and sewn, of less well-known women, and showing that they saw their needlework as equally articulate, Read more...

 
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