Reading Women's Worlds from Christine de Pizan to Doris Lessing

A Guide to Six Centuries of Women Writers Imagining Rooms of Their Own

Authors: Jansen, S.

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In this work, Jansen explores a recurring theme in writing by women:  the dream of finding or creating a private and secluded retreat from the world of men.  These imagined "women's worlds" may be very small, a single room, for example, but many women writers are much more ambitious, fantasizing about cities, even entire countries, created for and inhabited exclusively by women.

About the authors

Sharon Jansen is the author of Anne of France: Lessons for My Daughter, The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe, and Dangerous Talk and Strange Behavior: Women and Popular Resistance to the Reforms to Henry VIII.

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"Jansen reveals hidden works (and 'worlds') of de Pizan, Moderata Fonte, Mary Astell, Arcangela Tarabotti, Margaret Cavendish, and Valerie Solanas. The revelations are excellent, but the real pleasure is the unexpected colloquy of women discussing the condition of women, and delighted (or alarmed) to find themselves in the same metaphorical room." - CHOICE

'Jansen does what she does best, that is pull us into the story and help us understand her interpretation. Reading this new work, I felt as though I was becoming re-acquainted with an old friend sharing her new knowledge. Jansen has brought her informative conversational style that was so well done in her earlier works to this new discussion of women and their texts.' - Shawndra Holderby, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, USA

"Jansen has identified a crucial theme which has not been explored in the scholarly literature, skillfully balancing her discovery of a unifying element with an extremely diverse group of women - worlds apart. Jansen's achievement is that she offers a cogent argument that respects and celebrates the different historical moments and cultural spaces that her authors occupy . . . This is refreshing to read, and her audience will be well-served . . . Her writing is engaging, instructive, and inspiring." - Victoria L. Mondelli, Director, Teaching Learning Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Reading Nafisi at the YMCA

    Pages 1-8

    Jansen, Sharon L.

  • I Have a Dream: Christine de Pizan’s

    Pages 9-42

    Jansen, Sharon L.

  • We Need to Talk: Conversation in Moderata Fonte’s

    Pages 43-70

    Jansen, Sharon L.

  • Design for Living: Women’s Communities in Margaret Cavendish’s

    Pages 71-100

    Jansen, Sharon L.

  • Paradise Lost: Men in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s

    Pages 101-128

    Jansen, Sharon L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Women's Worlds from Christine de Pizan to Doris Lessing
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Six Centuries of Women Writers Imagining Rooms of Their Own
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11881-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230118812
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11066-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-38622-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29314-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 243
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