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Early Modern Literature in History

Sonnets and the English Woman Writer, 1560-1621

The Politics of Absence

Authors: Smith, R.

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About this book

This study explores why women in the English Renaissance wrote so few sonnet sequences, in comparison with the traditions of Continental women writers and of English male authors. In this focus on a single genre, Rosalind Smith examines the relationship between gender and genre in the early modern period, and the critical assumptions currently underpinning questions of feminine agency within genre.

About the authors

ROSALIND SMITH is a Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has published articles on gender and poetry in the early modern period and is preparing a monograph on Marian textual practice.

Reviews

'Smith shows that precedents of published women's writing can be as inhibiting as enabling, and therefore disrupts any smoothly progressive model of women's literary history.' - Times Literary Supplement

'Rosalind Smith has produced a well-organized and effective work, with much to recommend it...The strength of the work lies not only in its clearly defined remit but also in Smith's ability to range effortlessly from close textual analysis to a consideration of the wider context for these works, and to dovetail literary criticism with historical insight.' - Lucinda Becker, Modern Language Review


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Gender, Genre and Attribution in Early Modern Women’s Sonnet Sequences and Collections

    Smith, Rosalind

    Pages 1-12

  • ‘In a mirrour clere’: Anne Lock’s Miserere mei Deus as Admonitory Protestantism

    Smith, Rosalind

    Pages 13-38

  • Generating Absence: The Sonnets of Mary Stuart

    Smith, Rosalind

    Pages 39-60

  • The Politics of Prosopopoeia: The Pandora Sonnets

    Smith, Rosalind

    Pages 61-87

  • The Politics of Withdrawal: Lady Mary Wroth’s Pamphilia to Amphilanthus and Lindamira’s Complaint

    Smith, Rosalind

    Pages 88-118

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Hardcover 88,39 €
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Softcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sonnets and the English Woman Writer, 1560-1621
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Absence
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51368-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230513686
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9122-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54268-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 169
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