A Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing.
This volume of Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture brings together 24 of the best contemporary scholars on British early modern women's writing. Pacheco's introduction lays the ground for the chapters that follow as she defends the study of women's writing in the face of poststructuralism and feminist criticism, and emphasizes the necessity of seeing history accurately, understanding both the variations in writing forms and in the full range of British women who lived in the early modern period. Topics focus on education, religion and the construction of the feminine, property and law, social circles, historiography. Prophecy, prose, drama, poetry, autobiography, letters and diaries, are valuable during a time when publication as we think of it today did not exist. Fifteen readings are included, including Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn, Mary Astell, Mary Sydney. Condition is LIKE NEW. Blackwell Publishing. 2002. Hb, Dj. USED. $65.00