Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing

Title

Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing

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Description

Edited by Sarah M. Dunnigan, C. Marie Harker, and Evelyn S. Newlyn (College at Brockport alumna, BA 1971, MA 1974, and former faculty member).

Includes a chapter by Evelyn S. Newlyn: A methodology for reading against the culture: anonymous, women poets, and the Maitland Quarto manuscript (c. 1586).

This collection of essays provides the first comprehensive critical study of women as subjects and creators of medieval and early modern Scottish writing between the early fifteenth and late seventeenth centuries. Essays examine canonical and non-canonical literary, historiographical, and religious texts written in the Scots, Gaelic, and English languages. Challenging the received literary and cultural history of medieval and early modern Scotland, this volume brings to texts and writers, both established and newly discovered, a range of new theoretical approaches.

ISBN

1403911819

Publication Date

2004

Publication Information

New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

xxx, 238 p. ; 23 cm.

Disciplines

European History | Literature in English, British Isles | Women's History | Women's Studies

Department

English

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: PR8546 .W66 2004

CONTENTS: The dangers of manly women: late medieval perceptions of female heroism in Scotland's second war of independence / Elizabeth Ewan -- War and truce: women in The Wallace / Inge B. Milfull -- Chrystis Kirk on the green and Peblis to the ploy: the economy of gender / C. Marie Harker -- Women fictional and historic in Sir David Lyndsay's poetry / Janet Hadley Williams -- Chastity in the stocks: women, sex, and marriage in Ane satyre of the thrie estaitis / Garrett P.J. Epp -- The 'fenzeit' and the feminine: Robert Henryson's Orpheus and Eurydice and the gendering of poetry / Kevin J. McGinley -- A methodology for reading against the culture: anonymous, women poets, and the Maitland Quarto manuscript (c. 1586) / Evelyn S. Newlyn -- An unequal correspondence: Epistolary and poetic exchanges between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth of England / Morna R. Fleming -- Daughterly desires: representing and reimagining the feminine in Anna Hume's Triumphs / Sarah M. Dunnigan -- 'Neither out nor in': Scottish Gaelic women poets 1650-1750 / Colm O Baoill -- Holy terror and love divine: the passionate voice in Elizabeth Melville's Ana godlie dreame / Deanna Delmar Evans -- Lilias Skene: a Quaker poet and her 'cursed self' / Gordon DesBrisay -- Scottish women's religious narrative, 1660-1720: constructing the evangelical self / David George Mullan -- Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross: 3500 new lines of verse / Jamie Reid-Baxter -- Early modern women's writing in the Edinburgh archives, c. 1550-1740: a preliminary checklist / Suzanne Trill.