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Tudor and Stuart Women Writers : Women of Letters - Connie McQuillen

Tudor and Stuart Women Writers

Women of Letters

Paperback Published: 22nd November 1994
ISBN: 9780253208866
Number Of Pages: 293

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"... a nuanced, carefully argued work that reveals how women writers of the Renaissance, whether upper-class aristocrats close to court, daughters of successful merchants, Protestants, or Catholics, are inevitably affected by the gender biases that infuse all levels of Renaissance society and letters." -- Sixteenth Century Journal

"... quite effective at developing a critical vocabulary for analyzing the formal traits of early modern women's writing." -- Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature

From the perspectives of feminism, Marxism, sociology, and cultural semiotics, Louise Schleiner examines both familiar and obscure Tudor and Stuart women writers in a comprehensive study of those women who managed to go beyond translations or diaries and find a more individual voice in their public texts.

foreword: On The Field of Lettersp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Women's Household Circles as a Gendered Reading Formationp. i
Activist Entries into Writingp. 30
Authorial Identity for a Second-Generation Protestant Aristocratp. 52
Catholic Squirearchy and Women's Writingp. 82
Parlor Games and Male Self-Imaging as Governmentp. 107
Factional Identities and Writers' Energiesp. 150
Popery and Politicsp. 175
Epilogue: Theoretical Perspectivesp. 192
Identification of the Ideologeme Described in Chapter 5, from Discourse Data of the Basilicon Doronp. 197
Further Poems by Women Discussed Abovep. 205
Notesp. 250
Works Cited or Consultedp. 274
Indexp. 286
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ISBN: 9780253208866
ISBN-10: 0253208866
Series: Women of Letters
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 293
Published: 22nd November 1994
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 15.75  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.51

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