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Material Cultures of Early Modern Womens Writing Patricia Pender

Material Cultures of Early Modern Womens Writing

Patricia Pender

Published November 24th 2014
ISBN : 9781137342423
Hardcover
232 pages
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This collection examines the diverse material cultures through which early modern womens writing was produced, transmitted, and received, focusing on the ways it was originally packaged and promoted, how it circulated in its contemporary contexts,MoreThis collection examines the diverse material cultures through which early modern womens writing was produced, transmitted, and received, focusing on the ways it was originally packaged and promoted, how it circulated in its contemporary contexts, and how it was read and received in its original publication and in later revisions and redactions. In doing so, Material Cultures of Early Modern Womens Writing offers an account of the ways in which cultural mediation shapes our interpretations of early modern womens texts. The collection draws upon recent concepts of publication as event – multiple, choral and occurring across different modes and times – in order to expand our conception of who early modern women writers were, how they wrote and circulated their texts, and how the reception of their work over time determines who and what is read now. Collectively, the essays in this book challenge not only how we read, analyse and value early modern womens writing, but also our understanding of the production, transmission, and reception of early modern literature more broadly.