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    Elizabeth Singer Rowe (1674-1737): from Parsonage to bestselling author

    Damrau, Peter (2019) Elizabeth Singer Rowe (1674-1737): from Parsonage to bestselling author. In: Renker, C.K. and Bach, S. (eds.) Women from the Parsonage: Pastors’ Daughters as Writers, Translators, Salonnières, and Educators. De Gruyter, pp. 31-50. ISBN 9783110590364.

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    Book synopsis: This volume provides a new context for women’s writing from the seventeenth through the end of the nineteenth century, highlighting the significant role of the parsonage and the parson himself for women’s education in those centuries. Cindy K. Renker and Susanne Bach's collection of essays is the first of its kind on the education, lives, and works of highly accomplished daughters of Protestant clergymen. Since this volume only represents a limited number of women raised and educated in parsonages, it will surely encourage more investigation of other women writers, translators, educators, etc. with similar backgrounds. Moreover, since this book takes a comparative and transnational approach by focusing on different regions of Europe and different centuries. This collection of essays is thus aimed at scholars in multiple fields such as British literature, German studies, gender studies, the history of women’s education, and social and cultural history.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Women, education, biography, gender
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Depositing User: Peter Damrau
    Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 11:49
    Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 18:05


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