Women's Writing in English

Women's Writing in English

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This wide-ranging examination of the genres of early modern women's writing embraces translation in the fields of theological discourse, romance and classical tragedy, original meditations and prayers, letters and diaries, poetry, closet drama, advice manuals, and prophecies and polemics.... so too our grasp of the constitutive elements of the dramatic is enriched by considering the poignant monologues and gestures of anticipation in mothersa#39; advice ... Through positioning the woman in a cultural role uniquely her own, these manuals reveal insights not only into ... deliveries, but into the family dynamics of relationships with spouses, parents, and in-laws as well as living or unborn children.

Title:Women's Writing in English
Author:Patricia Demers
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2005


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