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Reading Women: Literacy, Authorship, And Culture In The Atlantic World, 1500-1800

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In 1500, as many as 99 out of 100 English women may have been illiterate, and girls of all social backgrounds were the objects of purposeful efforts to restrict their access to full literacy. Three centuries later, more than half of all English and Anglo-American…
The Book In History, The Book As History: New Intersections Of The Material Text. Essays In Honor…

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Uniting eighteen leading critics in early modern literary studies, this volume explores book history and the material text. The essays incorporate a broad range of subjects, such as gender and sexuality, religion, postcolonial theory, political and economic…
Midsummer Nights Dream: Language and Writing

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This lively and informative guide reveals A Midsummer Night's Dream as a play rich in all types of language - figurative, gestural, gendered and idiomatic - and a comedy in which language is misused. It is an ideal play from which to explore Shakespeare's…
Midsummer Nights Dream: Language and Writing: Language and Writing

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This lively and informative guide reveals A Midsummer Night's Dream as a play rich in all types of language - figurative, gestural, gendered and idiomatic - and a comedy in which language is misused. It is an ideal play from which to explore Shakespeare's…
Reading Material in Early Modern England: Print, Gender, and Literacy

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Reading Material in Early Modern England rediscovers the practices and representations of a wide range of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English readers. Heidi Brayman Hackel argues for a history of reading centred on the traces left by merchants and maidens,…