Gender and Authorship in the Sidney Circle Mary Ellen Lamb

ISBN: 9780299126940

Published: February 1st 1991

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297 pages


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Gender and Authorship in the Sidney Circle  by  Mary Ellen Lamb

Gender and Authorship in the Sidney Circle by Mary Ellen Lamb
February 1st 1991 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 297 pages | ISBN: 9780299126940 | 4.57 Mb

This study demonstrates the extent to which reading and writing were gendered acts in 16th- and early 17th-century England. Renaissance gender ideology did not prevent women from writing altogether, but it affected all writing by creating differentMoreThis study demonstrates the extent to which reading and writing were gendered acts in 16th- and early 17th-century England. Renaissance gender ideology did not prevent women from writing altogether, but it affected all writing by creating different standards of acceptability for female writers than for their male counterparts.

Lamb explores the effect of this gendered ideology of authors in a famous Renaissance family - the Sidneys: Sir Philip Sidney, his sister, the Countess of Pembroke, and his niece, Mary Wroth, two notable and productive women authors of the time.



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