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Introduction

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter has several aims: historiographical, methodological, and thematic. Beginning with an emblematic case study of Elizabeth, countess of Shrewsbury, it challenges assumptions of ... More


Female Literacy and the Social Conventions of Letter-Writing

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines developments in the social conventions of letter-writing, outlining factors affecting modes of composition. It identifies reasons why women who were normally able to write ... More


Conclusion

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter draws together the strands of the book, arguing that letters are unrivalled as immediate records of Tudor women's lives and experiences, and represent by far the largest corpus of ... More


Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Margaret W. Ferguson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226243115
eISBN:
9780226243184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Our common definition of literacy is the ability to read and write in one language. But as this book reveals, this description is inadequate, because it fails to help us understand heated conflicts ... More


Marital Correspondence

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter surveys correspondence between spouses, emphasizing the variety and complexity of marital experience, and examining the effects on letters as a source of rising female literacy and ... More


New World Scenes from a Female Pen: Literacy as Colonization in Aphra Behn's Widdow Ranter and Oroonoko

in Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226243115
eISBN:
9780226243184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243184.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this volume about women writers and female literacy. It suggests that the women writers studied in this book illustrated women's literacy in action without ... More


Introduction: The Making of the Woman Reader in the Italian Trecento

Elena Lombardi

in Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198818960
eISBN:
9780191859762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores a more concrete and historicized figure of the woman reader. It explores the forces that make her appear and disappear, and surveys the state of knowledge on medieval female ... More


Introduction: Women and the Greek Alphabet

Yopie Prins

in Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines why Victorian women of letters such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sara Coleridge, and Virginia Woolf self-consciously performed collective identification with Greek letters and ... More


Women and language in imperial China: ‘Womenly words’ (婦言‎)

Mariarosaria Gianninoto

in Women in the History of Linguistics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754954
eISBN:
9780191816451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754954.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

China has an ancient and impressive tradition of philological studies, most notably in the fields connected with the needs of the imperial examination system. The authors as well as the intended ... More


Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Yopie Prins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book illuminates a culture of female classical literacy that emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century, during the formation of women's colleges on both sides of the Atlantic. Why did ... More


The Education of Electra

Yopie Prins

in Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the spectacle of female classical literacy by focusing on two historic productions of Sophocles's tragedy Electra, staged in ancient Greek by the first generation of women ... More


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