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Chapter 1. Women "think round it"! Writing and Publication in Emilia

Chapter 1. Women "think round it"! Writing and Publication in Emilia

Young, Jennifer (2022) Chapter 1. Women "think round it"! Writing and Publication in Emilia. In: Kressly, Laura, Patient, Aida and Williams, Kimberly A., (eds.) Notelets of Filth: A Companion Reader to Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's Emilia. Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies . Routledge, London; Abingdon and New York, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-1003033387; 978-0367498290; 978-0367470982 (doi:

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This chapter contextualises the representations of women's authorship and efforts to publish in Lloyd Malcolm's Emilia within the historical realities and practices of the early modern book trade. This chapter reveals how publications by the historical Emilia (Lanier) Bassano, Mary Sidney, and other women from the time offer clear evidence that while gender-biased restrictions may have challenged women’s authorial aspirations, they ultimately did not silence them. As a result, this essay examines intersections of early modern perceptions of gender and moments of writing and publication in Emilia in order to better understand how Emilia’s quest for self-representation is in large part a response to this relationship

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: early modern print publication; gender; women authorship; women publication; Emilia; Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
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