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If I were you I would read 'A room of one's owm' before you come to the first session--there is an edition online. We shall be using several examples of women's writing from Eds. Jill Millman and Gillian Wright, Early Modern Women's Manuscript Poetry (Manchester University Press, 2005). It is £16:99 and probably worth buying from the bookshop. Also worth buying is Danielle Clarke's Three Renaissance Women Poets (Penguin. 2001). It has a great introduction and we are doing two out of the three poets. Below are more general works about gender (forgive the preponderance of books on women!)

  • Bernard Capp When Gossips Meet:

    Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England (OUP, 2004)

  • Clare Brant and Diane Purkiss, eds., Women, Texts and Histories 1575-1760 (Routledge, 1992)
  • Chalmers, Hero, Royalist Women Writers 1650p-1689 (OUP, 2004) Online

    Patricia Crawford, Women and Religion in England 1500-1720
    Routledge. London and New York 1993.
  • Danielle Clarke and Elizabeth Clarke, eds., ‘This Double Voice’: gendered writing in early modern England (Macmillan, 2000)
  • Margaret Ezell, The Patriarch’s Wife: Literary Evidence and the History of the Family (North Carolina Univ. Press, 1987)
  • Margaret Ezell, Writing Women’s Literary History (Johns Hopkins, 1993)
  • Anthony Fletcher, Gender, Sex and Subordination in England 1500-1800 (Yale UP, 1995)
  • Joanna Harris and Elisabeth Scott-Baumann, eds. The Intellectual World of Puritan Women IPalgrave Macmillan, 2010)
  • Elaine Hobby, Virtue of Necessity English Women’s Writing 1649-88 (Virago, 1988)
  • Anne Rosalind Jones, The Currency of Eros: Women’s Love Lyric in Europe 1540-1620 (Indiana
  • Univ. Press, 1990)
  • Kathleen Jones, A Glorious Fame: The Life of Margaret Cavendish Duchess of Newcastle  
  • (Bloomsbury, 1988)
  • Barbara K. Lewalski, Writing Women in Jacobean England (Harvard Univ. Press. 1993)
  • Megan Matchinske, Writing, Gender and State in Early Modern England: identity formation and the female subject (CUP, 1998)
  • Naomi J. Miller and Gary Waller, The Love Sonnets of Lady Mary Wroth: A Critical Introduction
  • (Univ. of Salzburg Press, 1982)
  • Women writing 1550-1750 edited by Jo Wallwork and Paul Salzman. Publication [Bundoora, Vic.] : English Program, School of Communication, Arts, and Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University, 2001.

  • Louise Schleiner, Tudor and Stuart Women Writers (Indiana University Press, 1994)
  • Elisabeth Scott-Baumann, Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetics and Culture 1640-1680 (OUP, 2013)
  • Edith Snook, Women, Reading and the Cultural Politics of Eary Moden England (Ashgate, 2005)
  • Jane Stevenson, 'Women and the Cultural Politics of Printing', The Seventeenth Century. Durham: Oct 2009. Vol. 24
  • Claude Summers and Ted Pebworth, eds., Representing Women in Renaissance England (Univ.
  • of Missouri Press, 1997)
  • Early modern Englishwomen testing ideas [electronic resource]Jo Wallwork and Paul Salzman.
    Ashgate, 2011.
  • Helen Wilcox ed., Women and literature in Britain 1500-1700 (CUP, 1996)
  • Susan Wiseman, Conspiracy and Virtue: women writing and politics in seventeenth-century England (OUP, 2006) 
  • Linda Woodbridge, Women and the English Renaissance: Literature and the Nature of Womankind
  • 1540-1620 (Harvester, 1987)
  • Gillian Wright, Producing Women's Poetry, 1600-1730: Text and Paratext, Manuscript and Print (CUP, 2013)
  • ‘Writings by Early Modern Women’, English Manuscript Studies no. 8 (2000)