The Polemics And Poems Of Rachel Speght (women Writers In English 1350-1850)

17.38 Brand New 5 In stock! Order now!
Brand: Oxford University Press
SKU: DADAX0195086155
ISBN : 0195086155

Domestic Shipping:$4.95
International Shipping: Add $20.
Qty: - +
   - OR -   
Rachel Speght was the first Englishwoman to identify herself, unmistakably and by name, as a polemicist and critic of contemporary gender ideology. This edition includes her foray into the Jacobean gender wars and her collected poems. Speght's tract, A Mouzell for Melastomus (1617), is at once a spirited answer to Joseph Swetnam's attack on women and a serious effort to stake women's claim to the prevailing Protestant discourse of biblical exegesis, in order to define a more expansive and more equitable concept of gender. Speght's volume of poems, Mortalities Memorandum with a Dreame Prefixed (1621)--printed, in part, to counter charges that her prose was actually her father's--includes a long memento mori meditation and an allegorical dream vision that recounts her own rapturous encounter with learning. Both texts vigorously defend women's education and promote women's talents. This latest addition to the Women Writers in English series should find a ready audience among scholars and students of early seventeenth-century literature, history, and religion, as well as among those in women's studies.
Author : Rachel Speght
ISBN : 0195086155
Language : English
No of Pages : 144
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 6/20/1996
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.16x5.48x0.45

Write a review

Your Name:

Your Email

Your Review: Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: