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    Commonplace book culture: a list of sixteen traits

    Smyth, Adam (2010) Commonplace book culture: a list of sixteen traits. In: Lawrence-Mathers, A. and Hardman, P. (eds.) Women and Writing, c.1340-c.1650: The Domestication of Print Culture. Manuscript Culture in the British Isles. Rochester, U.S.: Boydell and Brewer, pp. 90-110. ISBN 9781903153321.

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    Book synopsis: 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.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 10:14
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:29
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6292

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