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The Politics of Early Modern Women's Writing

Danielle Clarke
Format
Book
Published
Harlow ; New York : Longman, 2001.
Language
English
Series
Longman Medieval and Renaissance Library
ISBN
0582309093 (pbk.), 0582309107 (hbk.)
Summary
This title provides an introduction to the ever-expanding field of early modern women's writing by reading texts in their historical and social contexts. It discusses many neglected texts and authors, as well as more familiar figures.
Contents
  • Chapter 1. Women, Language and Rhetoric 17
  • Education and literacy 19
  • Speaking 24
  • Writing 38
  • Chapter 2. Renaissance Debate about Women 49
  • Jane Anger and the inversion of tradition 53
  • Swetnam the woman-hater arraigned 58
  • Chapter 3. Drama and the Gendered Political Subject 80
  • Translating politics 83
  • Death, sex and politics 88
  • Tragedy and the politics of marriage 95
  • Comedy and the playing of politics 106
  • Chapter 4. Writing the Divine: Faith and Poetry 123
  • Voicing God in the Psalms of David 127
  • Poetic visions and dream poetry 147
  • Aemilia Lanyer and the revision of biblical history 157
  • Anne Dowriche and political agency 162
  • Elegies, epitaphs and the poetry of mourning 166
  • Chapter 5. Poetry, Politics and Gender 187
  • Isabella Whitney: wit, prodigality and the city 192
  • Petrarchanism, politics and the feminine 203
  • Lady Mary Wroth and the dynamics of disclosure 213
  • Chapter 6. Women Reading and Writing Romance 232
  • Barclay's Argenis and gendered translation 235
  • Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania (1621) 239
  • Reforming devotion: courtly religion and the translation of discourse 252.
Description
xii, 289 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-281) and index.
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