A History of Early Modern Women's Writing

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A History of Early Modern Women's Writing is essential reading for students and scholars working in the field of early modern British literature and history. This collaborative book of twenty-two chapters offers an expansive, multifaceted narrative of British women's literary and textual production in the period stretching from the English Reformation to the Restoration. Chapters work together to trace the contours of a diverse body of early modern women's writing, aligning women's texts with the major literary, political, and cultural currents with which they engage. Contributors examine and take account of developments in critical theory, feminism, and gender studies that have influenced the reception, reading, and interpretation of early modern women's writing. This book explicates and interrogates significant methodological and critical developments in the past four decades, guiding and testing scholarship in this period of intense activity in the recovery, dissemination, and interpretation of women's writing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages456
ISBN (Electronic)9781316480267
ISBN (Print)9781107137066
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


  • English literary history
  • women's writing
  • gender studies
  • material cultural studies

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