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Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty (Early Modern Literature in History)

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An in-depth study of early modern women's modesty rhetoric from the English Reformation to the Restoration. This book provides new readings of modesty's gendered deployment in the works of Anne Askew, Katharine Parr, Mary Sidney, Aemilia Lanyer and Anne Bradstreet.

About the Author

PATRICIA PENDER is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has published widely on feminism and the early modern period in essay collections and international journals including SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Women Writers: Elizabethan to Victorian and Huntingdon Library Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Authorial Alibis: Early Modern and Late Modern

Self-Effacement and Sprezzatura: Modesty and Manipulation

Sola Scriptura: Reading, Speech, and Silence in The Examinations of Anne Askew

'A worme most abjecte': Sermo Humilisas Reformation Strategy in Katherine Parr's Prayers or Medytacions

Mea Mediocritas: Mary Sidney, Modesty, and the History of the Book

'This triall of my slender skill': Inexpressibility and Interpretive Community in Aemilia Lanyer's Encomia

'To be a foole in print': Anne Bradstreet and the Romance of 'Pirated' Publication

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780230362246
Author:
Pender, Patricia
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
European/English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.95 x 5.59 x 0.845 in

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Reference » Anthologies of Letters and Journals
Reference » Rhetoric

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