The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Womens Writing by Laura Lunger KnoppersThe Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Womens Writing by Laura Lunger Knoppers

The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Womens Writing

EditorLaura Lunger Knoppers

Paperback | November 9, 2009

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Featuring the most frequently taught female writers and texts of the early modern period, this 2009 Companion introduces the reader to the range, complexity, historical importance, and aesthetic merit of women's writing in Britain from 1500-1700. Presenting key textual, historical, and methodological information, the volume exemplifies new and diverse approaches to the study of women's writing. The book is clearly divided into three sections, covering: how women learnt to write and how their work was circulated or published; how and what women wrote in the places and spaces in which they lived, worked, and worshipped; and the different kinds of writing women produced, from poetry and fiction to letters, diaries, and political prose. This structure makes the volume readily adaptable to course usage. The Companion is enhanced by an introduction that lays out crucial framework and critical issues, and by chronologies that situate women's writings alongside political and cultural events.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Womens WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:November 9, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521712424

ISBN - 13:9780521712422


Table of Contents

Introduction: critical framework and issues Laura Lunger Knoppers; Part I. Material Matters: 1. Women's handwriting Heather Wolfe; 2. Reading women Edith Snook; 3. Manuscript miscellanies Victoria E. Burke; 4. Women, the material book, and early printing Marcy L. North; Part II. Sites of Production: 5. Women in educational spaces Caroline Bowden; 6. Women in the household Wendy Wall; 7. Women in church and in devotional spaces Elizabeth Clarke; 8. Women in the royal courts Karen Britland; 9. Women in the law courts Frances E. Dolan; 10. Women in healing spaces Mary E. Fissell; Part III. Genres and Modes: 11. Translation Danielle Clarke; 12. Letters James Daybell; 13. Autobiography Ramona Wray; 14. Lyric poetry Helen Wilcox; 15. Narrative poetry Susanne Woods; 16. Prophecy and religious polemic Hilary Hinds; 17. Private drama Marta Straznicky; 18. Public drama Derek Hughes; 19. Prose fiction Lori Humphrey Newcomb.

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