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    Non-elite networks and women

    Wiseman, Sue (2022) Non-elite networks and women. In: Scott-Baumann, E. and Clarke, D. and Ross, S.C.E. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women's Writing in English, 1540-1700. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198860631. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women's Writing in English, 1540-1700 brings together new work by scholars across the globe, from some of the founding figures in early modern women's writing to those early in their careers and defining the field now. It investigates how and where women gained access to education, how they developed their literary voice through varied genres including poetry, drama, and letters, and how women cultivated domestic and technical forms of knowledge from recipes and needlework to medicines and secret codes. Chapters investigate the ways in which women's writing was an integral part of the intellectual culture of the period, engaging with male writers and traditions, while also revealing the ways in which women's lives and writings were often distinctly different, from women prophetesses to queens, widows, and servants. It explores the intersections of women writing in English with those writing in French, Spanish, Latin, and Greek, in Europe and in New England, and argues for an archipelagic understanding of women's writing in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and England. Finally, it reflects on--and challenges--the methodologies which have developed in, and with, the field: book and manuscript history, editing, digital analysis, premodern critical race studies, network theory, queer theory, and feminist theory. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women's Writing in English, 1540-1700 captures the most innovative work on early modern women's writing in English at present.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 14:17
    Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 14:17
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/49833

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