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This timely volume represents one of the first comprehensive, student-oriented guides to the under-published field of early modern women’s writing. It brings together new work by twenty-four of the best contemporary scholars who are pushing forward the boundaries of scholarship on early modern women's writing from both sides of the Atlantic. The contributions balance a specific focus on individual texts with a broader examination of the relevant social and cultural contexts of early modern women's writing, its generic diversity and some of the main theoretical questions that underpin its study. Ten key texts are considered, along with the major genres in which early modern women wrote and the theoretical issues to which their work gives rise. The volume provides readers with a clear sense of the full extent of women's contributions to literary culture in early modern Britain. It will be welcomed by all those who teach courses on women writers and early modern women writers, and by those who wish to integrate more women writers into their Renaissance courses.

Synopsis:

This timely volume represents one of the first comprehensive, student-oriented guides to the under-published field of early modern women's writing.

  • Brings together more than twenty leading international scholars to provide the definitive survey volume to the field of early modern women's writing

  • Examines individual texts, including works by Mary Sidney, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn

  • Explores the historical context and generic diversity of early modern women's writing, as well as the theoretical issues that underpin its study

  • Provides a clear sense of the full extent of women's contributions to early modern literary culture

About the Author

Anita Pacheco is a Lecturer in the English Department at the Open University. She has written extensively on Aphra Behn and early modern drama and is the author of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (2007) in the Writers and their Work series. She is the editor of Early Women Writers 1600–1720 (1998) and joint editor (with John Stachniewski) of John Bunyan: Grace Abounding with Other Spiritual Autobiographies (1998).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Anita Pacheco.

Part I: Women in Early Modern England: Contexts.

Part II: Readings.

Part III: Genres.

Part IV: Issues and Debates.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405176118
Author:
Pacheco, Arturo
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Editor:
Pacheco, Anita
Author:
Pacheco, Anita
Subject:
Feminist
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Feminist Studies-Reference
Subject:
Literary Criticism & History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
Series Volume:
153
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
255.2 x 181 x 35.8 mm 33 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Reference
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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"Synopsis" by , This timely volume represents one of the first comprehensive, student-oriented guides to the under-published field of early modern women's writing.

  • Brings together more than twenty leading international scholars to provide the definitive survey volume to the field of early modern women's writing

  • Examines individual texts, including works by Mary Sidney, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn

  • Explores the historical context and generic diversity of early modern women's writing, as well as the theoretical issues that underpin its study

  • Provides a clear sense of the full extent of women's contributions to early modern literary culture

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