The History of British Women's Writing, 700-1500

The History of British Women's Writing, 700-1500

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This volume focuses on women's literary history in Britain between 700 and 1500. It brings to the fore a wide range of women's literary activity undertaken in Latin, Welsh and Anglo-Norman alongside that of the English vernacular, demanding a rethinking of the traditions of literary history, and ultimately the concept of 'writing' itself.Liz Herbert McAvoy, in her essay, deconstructs the patriarchal assumption that anonymous was a man.35 In order to do ... in their essay), and moving on to consider some key early and later Middle English works, including devotional texts andanbsp;...

Title:The History of British Women's Writing, 700-1500
Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy, D. Watt
Publisher:Springer - 2011-12-12

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