Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers
Editor(s): Susanne Woods, Margaret P. Hannay
Pages: x & 433 pp.
ISBN: 9780873523479 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780873523462 (hardcover)
"This collection represents absolutely first-rate scholarship--it is at present the only study of its kind, and an indispensable guide to classroom instruction and individual research in the field."
Constance Jordan, author of Shakespeare's Monarchies: Ruler and Subject in the Romances
"A boon to both novice and experienced teachers of early modern British literature."
The increased attention to women's literature of the early modern period has reinvigorated literary study, not by supplanting the traditional canon but by renewing our interest in it. As the volume editors note, "Teaching Spenser's The Faerie Queene is a richer experience when one also teaches Wroth's Urania."
Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers summarizes the latest scholarship on British women writers who lived from roughly 1500 to 1700 and suggests strategies for presenting their works in the classroom. Thirty-six essays discuss frequently anthologized pieces by such women as Margaret Cavendish, Elizabeth I, Mary Sidney, and Mary Wroth as well as the writings of women who have come to the notice of scholars only recently.
The volume addresses women's roles in early modern society and women's limited access to education and opportunities for writing; provides background for understanding literary, religious, historical, and social texts; gives biographies of certain writers; lists texts suitable for presentation in the undergraduate classroom; suggests models for lower-level surveys as well as semester-length graduate seminars; and details the availability of primary sources.
Stephen C. Behrendt
Elaine V. Beilin
Pamela J. Benson
Frances E. Dolan
Susan M. Felch
Elizabeth H. Hageman
Kim F. Hall
Suzanne W. Hull
John N. King
Mary Ellen Lamb
Barbara K. Lewalski
Lynette F. McGrath
Naomi J. Miller
Anne Lake Prescott
Josephine A. Roberts
Mary V. Silcox
Sara Jayne Steen
Betty S. Travitsky
Gary F. Waller