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Writing Women in Jacobean England

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674962439

Publication Date: 08/19/1998


448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

9 halftones


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Women, Writing, and Resistance in Jacobean England
  • I. The Royal Opposition
    • 1. Enacting Opposition: Queen Anne and the Subversions of Masquing
    • 2. Scripting a Heroine’s Role: Princess Elizabeth and the Politics of Romance
    • 3. Writing Resistance in Letters: Arbella Stuart and the Rhetoric of Disguise and Defiance
  • II. Re-Writing Patriarchy
    • 4. Exercising Power: The Countess of Bedford as Courtier, Patron, and Coterie Poet
    • 5. Claiming Patrimony and Constructing a Self: Anne Clifford and Her Diary
    • 6. Defending Women’s Essential Equality: Rachel Speght’s Polemics and Poems
  • III. Literary Re-Visions
    • 7. Resisting Tyrants: Elizabeth Cary’s Tragedy and History
    • 8. Imagining Female Community: Aemilia Lanyer’s Poems
    • 9. Revising Genres and Claiming the Woman’s Part: Mary Wroth’s Oeuvre
  • Afterword: The Politics of Jacobean Women’s Writing
  • Appendix A: Elizabeth, Lady Falkland, and the Authorship of Edward II
  • Appendix B: Presentation of Copies of Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
  • Notes
  • Index

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