Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell: The Writings of an English Sappho

Patricia Phillippy (Editor), Jaime Goodrich (Translator)

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    In this weighty edition of Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell's works, based on extensive archival research, Patricia Phillippy brings together all known writings by her: letters, poems in English, Latin, and Greek, documents describing and planning christenings, weddings, and funerals, monumental inscriptions, entertainments, petitions, and Russell's will. This ambitious and timely collection puts into practice recent critical arguments about the nature of women's writings and the importance of occasional verse, familial poetry, letters, and petitions as characteristically women's work. This collection also situates Russell, a woman, squarely and influentially in the humanist tradition, and explores her important place in English letters. This edition moves the field of early modern women's studies into new territory, with its treatment of monumental verse as an integral part of Russell's oeuvre.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationToronto, CA
    PublisherCentre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
    Number of pages514
    ISBN (Print)9780772721129
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameThe Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series
    PublisherCentre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies


    • Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell
    • early modern women's writing
    • manuscript studies
    • monuments
    • early modern letters


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