Early Tudor Women Writers
Elaine V. Beilin
Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700
Place of Publication
English literature -- Early modern -- 1500-1700 -- History and criticism, Womena and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism, Women and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century, English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English Language and Literature
This volume includes leading scholarship on five writers active in the first half of the sixteenth century: Margaret More Roper, Katherine Parr, Anne Askew, Mildred Cooke Cecil and Anne Cooke Bacon. The essays represent a range of theoretical approaches and provide valuable insights into the religious, social, economic and political contexts essential for understanding these writers' texts. Scholars examine the significance of Margaret More Roper's translations and letters in the contexts of humanism, family relationships and changing cultural forces; the contributions of Katherine Parr and Anne Askew to Reformation discourses and debates; and the material presence of Mildred Cooke Cecil and Anne Cooke Bacon in the intellectual, religious and political life of their time. The introduction surveys the development of the field as an interdisciplinary project involving literature, history, classics, religion and cultural studies.
Beilin, Elaine V., "Early Tudor Women Writers" (2009). FSU Bookshelf. 41.