Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700 : Volume 4: Mary Wroth Hardback
Edited by Clare R. Kinney
Part of the Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700 series
The last twenty-five years have seen exciting new developments in scholarly work on Lady Mary Wroth, whose Urania and Pamphilia to Amphilanthus constitute the first romance and the first sonnet sequence to be published by an Englishwoman.
Wroth's writings enter into a suggestive and gendered dialogue with the lyric and narrative works of her uncle, Sir Philip Sidney, even as they carve out a place for her own literary experiments.
This volume gathers together some of the most striking recent criticism addressing Wroth's oeuvre; many of its essays also discuss the intellectual and cultural contexts in which she wrote.
The collection is prefaced by an extended editorial overview of scholarship in the field.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 556 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/07/2009
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780754660828