Women and Writing, C.1340-c.1650: The Domestication of Print Culture

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Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Phillipa Hardman
Boydell & Brewer, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 238 pages
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The transition from medieval manuscript to early printed book is currently a major topic of academic interest, but has received very little attention in terms of women's involvement, a gap which the essays in this volume address. They add female names to the list of authors who participated in the creation of English literature, and examine women's responses to authoritative and traditional texts in revealing detail. Taking its cue from the advances made by recent work on manuscript culture and book history, this volume also includes studies of material evidence, looking at women's participation in the making of books, and the traces they left when they encountered actual volumes. Finally, studies of women's roles in relation to apparently ephemeral texts, such as letters, pamphlets and almanacs, challenge traditional divisions between public and private spheres as well as between manuscript and print. Dr Anne Lawrence-Mathers is Lecturer in History, University of Reading; Phillipa Hardman is Senior Lecturer in English, University of Reading. Contributors: Gemma Allen, Anna Bayman, James Daybell, Alice Eardley, Christopher Hardman, Phillipa Hardman, Elizabeth Heale, Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Adam Smyth, Alison Wiggins, Graham Williams
  

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Contents

Investigating Evidence for the Role
15
The Hours and the Almanac in Tudor
34
Lady Anne Bacons 1564 Translation
62
Frances Wolfrestons Chaucer
77
A List of Sixteen Traits
90
The Scribal Publication of Lady
111
The Social
131
Four Women and Their Family Albums of
146
Bodleian MS Don C 24
162
Augustine Audience and Revision in Elizabeth
177
Female Voices in Early Seventeenth Century Pamphlet Literature
196
Select bibliography
211
Index
231
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Dr Anne Lawrence-Mathers is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Reading; Phillipa Hardman is Reader in English, University of Reading

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