Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c.
English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism
English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 Women authors
Louise Schleiner examines Tudor and Stuart women writers and their culture from the perspectives of feminism, Marxism, sociology, and cutural semiotics. She analyzes how these women circumvented the many obstacles against their entry into writing and public discourse. In addition to better known figures-Isabella Whitney, the Countess of Pembroke, Emilia Lanyer, Lady Mary Wroth, and Elizabeth Cary (Lady Falkland), Schleiner includes less familiar writers. "Tudor and Stuart Women Writers" is a comprehensive study of those women who managed to go beyond translations or diaries and find a more individual voice in texts for public or semi-public circulation.