Desire and Gender in the Sonnet Tradition

Hardcover | February 21, 2008

byN. Distiller

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This book demonstrates the varied ways which women writers have used the sonnet since the seventeenth century. It offers a new perspective on the sonnet tradition, looking at the form`s public role in social and political lives. It taps into a number of debates about the place of women`s voices in Western literature and theories of subjectivity. It includes discussion of key women writers eg Wroth, Mary Robinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti and Edna St Vincent Millay. This new study explores the poetic tradition of the love sonnet sequence in English as written by women from 1621-1931. It connects this tradition to ways of speaking desire in public in operation today, and to the development of theories of subjectivity in Western culture.

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This book demonstrates the varied ways which women writers have used the sonnet since the seventeenth century. It offers a new perspective on the sonnet tradition, looking at the form`s public role in social and political lives. It taps into a number of debates about the place of women`s voices in Western literature and theories of sub...

NATASHA DISTILLER is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is author of South Africa, Shakespeare, and Post-Colonial Culture, and co-editor of Under Construction: ‘race’ and identity in South Africa Today, and of the journal Social Dynamics. She has also published widely in local...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:February 21, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230535631

ISBN - 13:9780230535633

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