Reading Early Modern Womens Writing

Hardcover | November 16, 2006

byPaul Salzman

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This book contains the first comprehensive account of writing by women from the mid sixteenth century through to 1700. At the same time, it traces the way a representative sample of that writing was published, circulated in manuscript, read, anthologised, reprinted, and discussed from the timeit was produced through to the present day. Salzman's study covers an enormous range of women from all areas of early modern society, and it covers examples of the many and varied genres produced by these women, from plays to prophecies, diaries to poems, autobiographies to philosophy. As well asintroducing readers to the wealth of material produced by women in the early modern period, this book examines changing responses to what was written, tracing a history of reception and transmission that amounts to a cultural history of changing taste.

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This book contains the first comprehensive account of writing by women from the mid sixteenth century through to 1700. At the same time, it traces the way a representative sample of that writing was published, circulated in manuscript, read, anthologised, reprinted, and discussed from the timeit was produced through to the present day....

Paul Salzman is a Reader in English Literature at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He has published widely in the areas of early modern prose fiction, early modern cultural history, and early modern women's writing. His last book was a literary/cultural history of a single year, iLiterary Culture in Jacobean England: Reading...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:November 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199261040

ISBN - 13:9780199261048

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Were They That Name? Categorizing Early Modern Women's Writing1. The Scope of Early Modern Women's Writing2. Poets High and Low, Visible and Invisible3. Mary Wroth: From Obscurity to Canonization4. Anne Clifford: Writing a Family Identity5. Prophets and Visionaries6. Margaret Cavendish and Lucy Huchinson: Authorship and Ownership7. Saint and Sinner: Katherine Philips and Aphra BehnConclusion