Book Review

English Women, Religion, and Textual Production, 1500-1625. Edited by Micheline White

Citation

Vine A (2014) English Women, Religion, and Textual Production, 1500-1625. Edited by Micheline White. Review of: Micheline White (ed.), English Women, Religion, and Textual Production, 1500-1625 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011). Literature and Theology, 28 (3), pp. 354-357. https://doi.org/10.1093/litthe/fru004

Abstract
First paragraph: Archives and religion might justly be described as the buzzwords of early modern literary studies today. Where previous generations of scholars might have focused on high politics and power, today’s scholars increasingly turn to controversy and confessional identity, to manuscripts and material culture. This fine collection of essays on religious writing by early modern women is a case in point. Reflecting both the archival and religious turns in early modern studies, the 10 essays in the book set out to recover previously unknown, understudied, or underappreciated religious texts, in manuscript and print, by women from across the confessional divide. Each essay, though, in the editor Micheline White’s words, ‘share[s] a methodology that is attentive to the content of women’s religious texts, their historical contexts, and the critical frameworks that make them legible’

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Output Type: Book Review

Journal
Literature and Theology: Volume 28, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date30/09/2014
Publication date online25/02/2014
Date accepted by journal20/01/2014
ISSN0269-1205
eISSN1477-4623
Item discussedMicheline White (ed.), English Women, Religion, and Textual Production, 1500-1625 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011)

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