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Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing (Electronic book text, New edition)
Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing (Electronic book text, New edition): Julie A. Eckerle
Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing (Electronic book text, New edition): Julie A. Eckerle

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Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing (Electronic book text, New edition)

Julie A. Eckerle; Series edited by Allyson M. Poska, Abby Zanger

Series: Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

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Juxtaposing life writing and romance, this study offers the first book-length exploration of the dynamic and complex relationship between the two genres. In so doing, it operates at the intersection of several recent trends: interest in women's contributions to autobiography; greater awareness of the diversity and flexibility of auto/biographical forms in the early modern period; and the use of manuscripts and other material evidence to trace literacy practices. Through analysis of a wide variety of life writings by early modern Englishwomen-including Elizabeth Delaval, Dorothy Calthorpe, Ann Fanshawe, and Anne Halkett-Julie A. Eckerle demonstrates that these women were not only familiar with the controversial romance genre but also deeply influenced by it. Romance, she argues, with its unending tales of unsatisfying love, spoke to something in women's experience; offered a model by which they could recount their own disappointments in a world where arranged marriage and often loveless matches ruled the day; and exerted a powerful, pervasive pressure on their textual self-formations. Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing documents a vibrant secular form of auto/biographical writing that coexisted alongside numerous spiritual forms, providing a much more nuanced and complete understanding of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women's reading and writing literacies.

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Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Women and Gender in the Early Modern World
Release date: July 2013
Authors: Julie A. Eckerle
Series editors: Allyson M. Poska • Abby Zanger
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 222
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4724-0606-4
Barcode: 9781472406064
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 16th to 18th centuries
LSN: 1-4724-0606-0

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