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Women and Literature in Britain, 1500-1700

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ISBN-10: 0521467772

ISBN-13: 9780521467773

Edition: 1996

Authors: Helen Wilcox

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In early modern Britain it was considered unfeminine to write, yet women were the authors of many poems, translations, conduct books, autobiographies, plays, pamphlets and other texts. This book looks at women's role in and access to literary culture.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

Helen Wilcox is Professor of English at Bangor University, Wales, and Director of the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the Universities of Aberystwyth and Bangor. Her most recent major publication was the highly-acclaimed annotated edition of The English Poems of George Herbert (2007).

Chronology: Women and literature in Britain, 1500-1700; Introduction Helen Wilcox
Constructing Women in Early Modern Britain
Humanist education and the Renaissance concept of women
Religion and the construction of femininity
Advice for women from mothers and patriarchs
Women reading, reading women
Women/'women' and the stage
Feminine modes of knowing and scientific enquiry
Writing Women in Early Modern Britian
Renaissance concepts of the 'woman writer'
Courtly writing by women
Women's poetry in early modern Britain
Women's writing and the self
The possibilities of prose Betty
The first female dramatists
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