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The Resource Women and literature in Britain, 1500-1700, edited by Helen Wilcox

Women and literature in Britain, 1500-1700, edited by Helen Wilcox

Label
Women and literature in Britain, 1500-1700
Title
Women and literature in Britain, 1500-1700
Statement of responsibility
edited by Helen Wilcox
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first comprehensive introduction to the works and social contexts of women writers in early modern Britain, a period when it was considered unfeminine to write and yet women were the authors of many poems, translations, conduct books, autobiographies, plays, pamphlets and other texts. Drawing together the pioneering work of feminist literary critics and historians, this survey examines ways in which the idea of woman was constructed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and women's role in and access to literary culture. It also focuses on women writers and their output across the spectrum of genres from courtly romance to Quaker prophecy. A unique chronology offers a woman-centred perspective on historical and literary events, and there is a guide to further reading. Women and Literature in Britain, 1500-1700 explores the history of women's part in the development of literary culture, while revealing how paradoxical that history can be
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PR113
LC item number
.W65 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilcox, Helen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • English literature
Label
Women and literature in Britain, 1500-1700, edited by Helen Wilcox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Helen Wilcox -- Humanist education and the Renaissance concept of woman / Hilda L. Smith -- Religion and the construction of femininity / Suzanne Trill -- Advice for women from mothers and patriarchs / Valerie Wayne -- Women reading, reading women / Jacqueline Pearson -- Women/'women' and the stage / Ann Thompson -- Feminine modes of knowing and scientific enquiry : Margaret Cavendish's poetry as case study / Bronwen Price -- Renaissance concepts of the 'woman writer' / Margaret W. Ferguson -- Courtly writing by women / Helen Hackett -- Women's poetry in early modern Britain / Elizabeth H. Hageman -- Women's writing and the self / Elspeth Graham -- The possibilities of prose / Betty S. Travitsky -- The first female dramatists / Ros Ballaster
Control code
33947160
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780521467773
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95051404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Women and literature in Britain, 1500-1700, edited by Helen Wilcox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Helen Wilcox -- Humanist education and the Renaissance concept of woman / Hilda L. Smith -- Religion and the construction of femininity / Suzanne Trill -- Advice for women from mothers and patriarchs / Valerie Wayne -- Women reading, reading women / Jacqueline Pearson -- Women/'women' and the stage / Ann Thompson -- Feminine modes of knowing and scientific enquiry : Margaret Cavendish's poetry as case study / Bronwen Price -- Renaissance concepts of the 'woman writer' / Margaret W. Ferguson -- Courtly writing by women / Helen Hackett -- Women's poetry in early modern Britain / Elizabeth H. Hageman -- Women's writing and the self / Elspeth Graham -- The possibilities of prose / Betty S. Travitsky -- The first female dramatists / Ros Ballaster
Control code
33947160
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780521467773
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95051404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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