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Writing the Way Out

Inheritance and Appropriation in Aemilia Lanyer, Isabella Whitney, Mary (Sidney) Herbert and Mary Wroth

by Ann Margaret Lange (Author)
Thesis 375 Pages

Summary

In the early modern period, there have been a vigorous debate in the public arena on the nature of women and their place in society. For instance, most women had been excluded from inheritance.
The author of this work is shedding light on how the notion of inheritance intrudes into the literature produced by women of the period.
She analyses the tropes of inheritance and appropriation as they are evidenced in the works of women from the upper strata of society – women such as Mary (Sidney) Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke, and Lady Mary Wroth, both scions of the renowned Sidney family – and also those produced by those from lower down in the social spectrum, such as Aemilia Lanyer and Isabella Whitney.

Details

Pages
375
ISBN (PDF)
9783035102826
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034306867
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (November)
Tags
Women's and Gender Studies 16th and 17th Century English Literature Inheritance and Appropriation
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 375 pp., num. tables

Biographical notes

Ann Margaret Lange (Author)

The author earned her PhD in English Literature from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in 2010. She is currently working on a joint project to produce a scholarly edition of supplements, continuations and modernisations of Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia.

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