A Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing

A Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing

Editor(s): Anita Pacheco

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631217022

Online ISBN: 9780470693490

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693490

About this Book

This timely volume represents one of the first comprehensive, student-oriented guides to the under-published field of early modern women's writing.


  • Brings together more than twenty leading international scholars to provide the definitive survey volume to the field of early modern women's writing
  • Examines individual texts, including works by Mary Sidney, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn
  • Explores the historical context and generic diversity of early modern women's writing, as well as the theoretical issues that underpin its study
  • Provides a clear sense of the full extent of women's contributions to early modern literary culture

Table of contents

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  1. Part ONE: Contexts

  2. Part TWO: Readings

  3. Part THREE: Genres

  4. Part FOUR: Issues and Debates

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