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Writing, Gender and State in Early Modern England : Identity Formation and the Female Subject - Megan Matchinske

Writing, Gender and State in Early Modern England

Identity Formation and the Female Subject

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Published: 28th May 1998
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The period from the Reformation to the English Civil War saw an evolving understanding of social identity in England. This book uses four illuminating case studies to chart a shift from mid-sixteenth-century notions of an individually generated, spiritually motivated self, to civil war perceptions of the self as a site of civil control. Each centers on the work of an early modern woman writer in the act of self-definition and authorization, illustrating the evolving relationships between public and private selves and the increasing role of gender in determining different identities for men and women.

'... is a bold and much-needed attempt to analyse the relationship between women and the state.' Times Literary Supplement '... succeed[s] in emphasising the variety of early modern women's writing.' Times Higher Education Supplement

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Resistance, Reformation, and the remaining narratives
Framing recusant identity in counter-Reformation England
Legislating morality in the marriage market
Gender formation in English apocalyptic writing
Connections, qualifications, and agendas
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521622547
ISBN-10: 0521622549
Series: Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 28th May 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.56