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The Resource Authority and female authorship in colonial America, William J. Scheick

Authority and female authorship in colonial America, William J. Scheick

Label
Authority and female authorship in colonial America
Title
Authority and female authorship in colonial America
Statement of responsibility
William J. Scheick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Colonial American women relied on the same male authorities and traditions as did colonial men. As a result, they encountered special difficulties validating themselves in writing. In Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial America, William Scheick explores logonomic conflict in the works of northeastern colonial women, whose writings often register anxiety not typical of their male contemporaries. This book features the poetry of Mary English and Anne Bradstreet, the letter-journals of Esther Edwards Burr and Sarah Prince, the autobiographical prose of Elizabeth Hanson and Elizabeth Ashbridge, and the political verse of Phillis Wheatley. These works, along with the writings of other colonial women discussed, provide especially noteworthy instances of bifurcations emanating from American colonial women's conflicted confiscation of male authority. Scheick reveals subtle authorial uneasiness and subtextual tensions caused by the attempt to draw legitimacy from male authorities and traditions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scheick, William J
Dewey number
810.9/9287/09032
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS186
LC item number
.S34 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • Authority in literature
  • Authorship
  • Women and literature
Label
Authority and female authorship in colonial America, William J. Scheick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [133]-145) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Authority and witchery. Cotton Mather's manual for women ; Mary English's acrostic -- Love and anger. Anne Bradstreet's verse letter to her husband ; Esther Edwards Burr's letter-journal -- Captivity and liberation. Elizabeth Hanson's captivity narrative ; Elizabeth Ashbridge's autobiography -- Subjection and prophecy. Phillis Wheatley's poetry
Control code
37361698
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 150 pages
Isbn
9780813120546
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97028918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Authority and female authorship in colonial America, William J. Scheick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [133]-145) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Authority and witchery. Cotton Mather's manual for women ; Mary English's acrostic -- Love and anger. Anne Bradstreet's verse letter to her husband ; Esther Edwards Burr's letter-journal -- Captivity and liberation. Elizabeth Hanson's captivity narrative ; Elizabeth Ashbridge's autobiography -- Subjection and prophecy. Phillis Wheatley's poetry
Control code
37361698
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 150 pages
Isbn
9780813120546
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97028918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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