Women writers in Renaissance England /
edited by Randall Martin.
London : Routledge, 2014.
xv, 462 pages ; 24 cm
1408204991, 9781408204993
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London : Routledge, 2014.
contents note
Autobiography. From The diary of Margaret, Lady Hoby / Margaret, Lady Hoby -- From Autobiography / Grace, Lady Mildmay -- From The autobiographical papers / Mary Ward -- From The diary of Lady Anne Clifford / Lady Anne Clifford.
Preamble : Women's self-image as writers. Epistle to the reader, from Diego Ortúñez de Calahorra's The mirror of princely deeds and knighthood / Margaret Tyler -- Epistle to the reader, from The French history / Anne Dowrich -- Epistle dedicatory, from Mortality's memorandum, with a dream prefixed / Rachel Speght -- Epistle dedicatory, from The mother's legacy to her unborn child / Elizabeth Jocelin.
Prose. From The lamentation of a sinner / Katherine Parr, Queen of England -- The examinations ; The first examination ; The latter examination / Anne Askew -- From Jane Anger her protection for women / Jane Anger -- From Miscellanea, meditations, memoratives / Elizabeth Grymeston -- From The mother's blessing / Dorothy Leigh -- From A muzzle for melastomus / Rachel Speght -- A letter written by Elizabeth Caldwell to her husband during the time of her imprisonment, from A true discourse of the practices of Elizabeth Caldwell / Elizabeth Caldwell -- From The Countess of Lincoln's nursery / Elizabeth Clinton -- From The history of the life reign and death of Edward II / Elizabeth Cary.
Verse. From A sweet nosegay, or pleasant posy -- From Certain familiar epistles and friendly letters -- The manner of her will, and what she left to London -- The lamentation of a gentlewoman upon the death of her late-deceased friend, William Gruffith / Isabella Whitney -- From The Psalms -- A dialogue between two shepherds, Thenot and Piers, in praise of Astraea / Mary (Sidney) Herbert -- From The French history / Anne Dowriche -- From Salve deus rex Judaeorum / Aemilia Lanyer -- Selected songs and sonnets. From Pamphilia to Amphilanthus. And from The Countess of Montgomery's Urania ; From Love's victory / Lady Mary Wroth -- A dream, from Mortality's memorandum / Rachel Speght.
general note
First published: London : Longman, 1997.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-462).
A Look Inside
Long Description
Of all the new developments in literary theory, feminism has proved to be the most widely influential, leading to an expansion of the traditional English canon in all periods of study. This book aims to make the work of Renaissance women writers in English better known to general and academic readers so as to strengthen the case for their future inclusion in the Renaissance literary canon. This lively book surveys women writers in the sixteenth century and early seventeenth centuries. Its selection is vast, historically representative, and original, taking examples from twenty different, relatively unknown authors in all genres of writing, including poetry, fiction, religious works, letters and journals, translation, and books on childcare. It establishes new contexts for the debate about women as writers within the period and suggests potential intertextual connections with works by well-known male authors of the same time. Individual authors and works are given concise introductions, with both modern and historical critical analysis, setting them in a theoretical and historicised context. All texts are made readily accessible through modern spelling and punctuation, on-the-page annotation and headnotes. The substantial, up-to-date bibliography provides a source for further study and research.
Main Description
A revised edition of a definitive anthology of women's writing in the Renaissance. Contains specially designed annotations to suit the needs of the undergraduate student Focuses on the key issue of femininity in Renaissance England Contains a new introduction which brings the book right into the 21st century
Bowker Data Service Summary
Addressing women writers of the 16th century, taking examples from all genres of writing, this book furthers the debate about women as writers within the period, including their male counterparts for comparison.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Preamble: Women's Self-Image As Writers
Prose Katherine Parr, Queen of England
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