Tudor and Stuart Women Writers

Tudor and Stuart Women Writers

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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 LiteratureFrom 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 26mm | 498.96g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • illus.
  • 0253208866
  • 9780253208866

About Connie McQuillen

LOUISE SCHLEINER is Associate Professor of English at Washington State University and author of The Living Lyre in English Verse from Elizabeth through the Restoration and Cultural Semiotics and the Elizabethan Captive Woman.show more

Table of contents

Foreword by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan GubarAcknowledgmentsIntroductionIWomen's Household Circles as a Gendered Reading Formation: Whitney, Tyler, and Lanyer2Activist Entries into Writing: Lady Elizabeth Hoby/Russell and the Other Cooke Sisters3Authorial Identity for a Second-Generation Protestant Aristocrat: The Countess of Pembroke4Catholic Squirearchy and Women's Writing: The Countesses of Oxford and Arundel and Elizabeth Weston5Parlor Games and Male Self-Imaging as Government: Jonson, Bulstrode, and Ladies Southwell and Worth6 Factional Identities and Writers' Energies: Wroth, the Countess of Bedford, and Donne7 Popery and Politics: Lady Falkland's Return to WritingEpilogue: Theoretical PerspectivesAppendicesNotesWorks Cited or ConsultedIndexshow more

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