Reading Early Modern Women s Writing

This book offers an outline of that writing, and also looks at how it was read and reproduced through succeeding centuries.

Author: Lecturer in English Literature Paul Salzman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015067659998

Category: Literary Criticism

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Most people, even within the area of English literature, are unaware of how much writing women produced in the 16th and 17th centuries. This book offers an outline of that writing, and also looks at how it was read and reproduced through succeeding centuries.

Reading Early Modern Women

This remarkable anthology assembles for the first time 144 primary texts and documents written by women between 1550 and 1700 and reveals an unprecedented view of the intellectual and literary lives of women in early modern England

Author: Helen Ostovich

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415966469

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 520

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This remarkable anthology assembles for the first time 144 primary texts and documents written by women between 1550 and 1700 and reveals an unprecedented view of the intellectual and literary lives of women in early modern England

Reading Early Modern Women s Writing

I have explored three key aspects of early modern women's writing in this book. In my first chapter, I attempted an overview of women's writing from around 1550 to 1700. This overview was intended to orient the reader, and at the same ...

Author: Paul Salzman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191532047

Category: Literary Criticism

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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 time it 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 as introducing 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.

The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Women s Writing

3334Victoria E. Burke, 'Ann Bowyer's Commonplace Book (Bodleian Library Ashmole MS 5 1): Reading and Writing Among the Middling Sort', Early Modern Literary Studies 6.3 (January 2001), 1.12 [url:—3lburkbowy.

Author: Laura Lunger Knoppers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521885270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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Ideal for courses, this Companion examines the range, historical importance, and aesthetic merit of women's writing in Britain, 1500-1700.

Material Cultures of Early Modern Women s Writing

She is the author of Women, Writing, and Languagein Early Modern Ireland (2010), aswell as articlesand essays on various subjectsrelating to Renaissance manuscript culture, earlymodern identityand textual transmission.

Author: P. Pender

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137342430

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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This collection examines the diverse material cultures through which early modern women's writing was produced, transmitted, and received. It focuses on the ways it was originally packaged and promoted, how it circulated in its contemporary contexts, and how it was read and received in its original publication and in later revisions and redactions.

The Politics of Early Modern Women s Writing

Women's exclusion from humanist training led them towards popular, ver— nacular works, much to the consternation of some commentators"0 Descriptions of women's reading in the early modern period do not always replicate ideological ...

Author: Danielle Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317883821

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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The Politics of Early Modern Women's Writing provides an introduction to the ever-expanding field of early modern women's writing by reading texts in their historical and social contexts. Covering a wide range of forms and genres, the author shows that rather than women conforming to the conventional 'chaste, silent and obedient' model, or merely working from the 'margins' of Renaissance culture, they in fact engaged centrally with many of the major ideas and controversies of their time. The book discusses many previously neglected texts and authors, as well as more familiar figures such as Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, Isabella Whitney and Lady Mary Wroth, and draws attention to the importance of genre and forms of circulation in the production of meaning. The Politics of Early Modern Women will be of interest both to those encountering this material for the first time, and to students and scholars working in the fields of women's writing, gender studies, history and literature.

Early Modern Women s Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty

been read as evidence that she has internalized the commands to silence so prevalent in her culture. The logic behind this assumption is understandable; in fact, it has fueled the study of early modern women writers since the 1980s.

Author: P. Pender

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137008015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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An in-depth study of early modern women's modesty rhetoric from the English Reformation to the Restoration. This book provides new readings of modesty's gendered deployment in the works of Anne Askew, Katharine Parr, Mary Sidney, Aemilia Lanyer and Anne Bradstreet.

Expanding the Canon of Early Modern Women s Writing

... 'Recreating the Canon: Women Writers and Anthologies of Early Modern Verse', Women's Writing 14 (2007), 270-289. See also May Nelson Paulissen's 1977 PhD on Wroth's poetry. See Naomi J Miller and Gary Waller, eds., Reading Mary ...

Author: Paul Salzman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443823623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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This exciting collection of original essays on early modern women’s writing offers a range of approaches to a growing field. As a whole, the volume introduces readers to a number of writers, such as Mirabai and Liu Rushi, who are virtually invisible in Anglophone scholarship, and to writers who remain little known, such as Elizabeth Melville, Elizabeth Hatton, and Jane Sharpe. The volume also represents critical strategies designed to open up the emergent canon of early modern women’s writing to new approaches, especially those that have consolidated the integration of literary and intellectual history, with an emphasis on religion, legal issues, and questions of genre. The authors expand the methodological possibilities available to approach early modern women who wrote in a diverse number of genres, from letters to poetry, autobiography and prose fiction. The sixteen essays are a major contribution to an area that has attracted the interest of a number of fields, including literary studies, history, cultural studies, and women’s studies.

Feminist Formalism and Early Modern Women s Writing

... it became clear that when teaching early modern women's texts, students need a strong grounding into the genre conventions as practiced by both male and female writers, to learn, as Elizabeth Scott- Baumann has argued, to read for ...

Author: Lara Dodds

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496220424


Page: 304

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"This volume examines the relationship between gender and form in early modern women's writing by exploring women's debts to and appropriations of different literary genres, and offering practical suggestions for the teaching of women's texts in several different contexts"--

Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern England

In Burke and Gibson, Early Modern Women's Manuscript Writing. 157–80. Brook. Stella. The Language of the Book of Common Prayer. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. Brown, Matthew. The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book ...

Author: Kate Narveson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317174431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern England studies how immersion in the Bible among layfolk gave rise to a non-professional writing culture, one of the first instances of ordinary people taking up the pen as part of their daily lives. Kate Narveson examines the development of the culture, looking at the close connection between reading and writing practices, the influence of gender, and the habit of applying Scripture to personal experience. She explores too the tensions that arose between lay and clergy as layfolk embraced not just the chance to read Scripture but the opportunity to create a written record of their ideas and experiences, acquiring a new control over their spiritual self-definition and a new mode of gaining status in domestic and communal circles. Based on a study of print and manuscript sources from 1580 to 1660, this book begins by analyzing how lay people were taught to read Scripture both through explicit clerical instruction in techniques such as note-taking and collation, and through indirect means such as exposure to sermons, and then how they adapted those techniques to create their own devotional writing. The first part of the book concludes with case studies of three ordinary lay people, Anne Venn, Nehemiah Wallington, and Richard Willis. The second half of the study turns to the question of how gender registers in this lay scripturalist writing, offering extended attention to the little-studied meditations of Grace, Lady Mildmay. Narveson concludes by arguing that by mid-century, despite clerical anxiety, writing was central to lay engagement with Scripture and had moved the center of religious experience beyond the church walls.