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Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers

Book Title

Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers

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Publication Date

12-2000

Editors

Margaret Hannay, Susanne Woods

Series Title

Options for Teaching

Chapter Title

Writing History

Publisher

Modern Language Association

Place of Publication

New York, NY

Keywords

English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism, English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism

Subject

English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism, English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism, English literature -- Women authors -- Study and teaching (Higher), Women authors, English -- Biography -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century, Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.

Department

English

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Description

The increased attention to women's literature of the early modern period has reinvigorated literary study, not by supplanting the traditional canon but by renewing our interest in it. As the volume editors note, "Teaching Spenser's The Faerie Queene is a richer experience when one also teaches Wroth's Urania." Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers summarizes the latest scholarship on British women writers who lived from roughly 1500 to 1700 and suggests strategies for presenting their works in the classroom. Thirty-six essays discuss frequently anthologized pieces by such women as Margaret Cavendish, Elizabeth I, Mary Sidney, and Mary Wroth as well as the writings of women who have come to the notice of scholars only recently. The volume addresses women's roles in early modern society and women's limited access to education and opportunities for writing; provides background for understanding literary, religious, historical, and social texts; gives biographies of certain writers; lists texts suitable for presentation in the undergraduate classroom; suggests models for lower-level surveys as well as semester-length graduate seminars; and details the availability of primary sources.

ISBN

FBC025

Document Type

Article

Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers

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