Textual Construction of Space in the Writing of Renaissance Women: In Habiting Place

Textual Construction of Space in the Writing of Renaissance Women: In Habiting Place

By: Jessica L. Malay (author)Hardback

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This book examines complex constructions of social space in the texts of four Renaissance women - Isabella Whitney, Aemilia Lanyer, Elizabeth Hoby Russell, and Margaret Hoby created alternative spatial narratives that both participated in, as well as challenged, the influential forces of their changing environment. This work challenges the ideas concerning "women's place."

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Editorial Note; Introduction; 1. Social Spaces in Early Modern Culture; 2. Alternatives and Appropriations: Counter-spaces in Aemilia Lanyer's "The Description of Cooke-ham"; 3. Isabella Whitney's "re" view of Early Modern London; 4. The Formation of Identity through Relations in Space: The Diary of Margaret Hoby, 1599-1605; 5. Elizabeth Russell's Inscriptions of Identity in Monumental Space; 6. Women "In" habiting Place: A Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773457898
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780773457898
  • ISBN10: 0773457895

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