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Oppositional voices : women as writers and translators of literature in the English Renaissance / Tina Krontiris.

  • Author

    Krontiris, Tina 1950-,

  • Date published

    1992

  • Publisher

    London : Routledge, 1992.

  • Subject

    English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism

    English literature Women authors History and criticism

    Women and literature England History 16th century

    Women and literature England History 17th century

Oppositional Voices is a study of six women writers in the late Elizabethan period, who, ignoring Renaissance society's injunction that women should confine themselves to religious compositions, wrote and translated poetry, drama and romantic fiction. Tina Krontiris brings together their work, including at times their voiced opposition to certain oppressive ideas and stereotypes. Rather than simply glorify these voices, her study subtly probes the influence of a culture inimical to female creative activity on the writings of these women.