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Author Coles, Kimberly Anne, 1966-
Title Religion, reform, and women's writing in early modern England / Kimberly Anne Coles.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Author Coles, Kimberly Anne, 1966-
Subject English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Religion and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Religion in literature.
Reformation in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-242) and index.
Contents Introduction: making sects: women as reformers, writers, and subjects in reformation England -- The death of the author (and the appropriation of her text): the case of Anne Askew's Examinations -- Representing the faith of a nation: transitional spirituality in the works of Katherine Parr -- [A] pen to paynt': Mary Sidney Herbert and the problems of a Protestant poetics -- A new Jerusalem: Anne Lok's Meditation and the lyric voice -- A womans writing of diuinest things: Aemilia Lanyer's passion for a professional poetic vocation.
Summary Long considered marginal in early modern culture, women writers were actually central to the development of a Protestant literary tradition in England. Kimberly Anne Coles explores their contribution to this tradition through thorough archival research in publication history and book circulation; the interaction of women's texts with those written by men; and the traceable influence of women's writing upon other contemporary literary works. Focusing primarily upon Katherine Parr, Anne Askew, Mary Sidney Herbert, and Anne Vaughan Lok, Coles argues that the writings of these women were among the most popular and influential works of sixteenth-century England. This book is full of prevalent material and fresh analysis for scholars of early modern literature, culture and religious history.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511394577 (electronic bk.)
0511394578 (electronic bk.)
052188067X (Cloth)
9780521880671 (Cloth)
051139392X (electronic bk.)
9780511393921 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 232551604
Additional Format Print version: Coles, Kimberly Anne, 1966- Religion, reform, and women's writing in early modern England. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008 9780521880671 052188067X (DLC) 2007033196 (OCoLC)166273647


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