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The Resource Women, writing and religion in England and beyond, 650-1100, Diane Watt

Women, writing and religion in England and beyond, 650-1100, Diane Watt

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Women, writing and religion in England and beyond, 650-1100
Title
Women, writing and religion in England and beyond, 650-1100
Statement of responsibility
Diane Watt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Women's literary histories usually start in the later Middle Ages, but recent scholarship has shown that actually women were at the heart of the emergence of the English literary tradition. Women, Writing and Religion in England and Beyond, 650-1100 focuses on the period before the so-called 'Barking Renaissance' of women's writing in the 12th century. By examining the surviving evidence of women's authorship, as well as the evidence of women's engagement with literary culture more widely, Diane Watt argues that early women's writing was often lost, suppressed, or deliberately destroyed. In particular she considers the different forms of male 'overwriting', to which she ascribes the multiple connotations of 'destruction', 'preservation', 'control' and 'suppression'. She uses the term to describe the complex relationship between male authors and their female subjects to capture the ways in which texts can attempt to control and circumscribe female autonomy. Written by one of the leading experts in medieval women's writing, Women, Writing and Religion in England and Beyond, 650-1100 examines women's literary engagement in monasteries such as Ely, Whitby, Barking and Wilton Abbey, as well as letters and hagiographies from the 8th and 9th centuries. Diane Watt provides a much-needed look at women's writing in the early medieval period that is crucial to understanding women's literary history more broadly."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1965-
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Watt, Diane
Dewey number
820.9928709021
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR113
  • PR1110.W6
LC item number
  • .W38 2020
  • W37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in early medieval history
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and religion
  • 18.05 English literature
  • 15.70 history of Europe
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and religion
  • Great Britain
  • Altenglisch
  • Frauenliteratur
  • England
  • England
Label
Women, writing and religion in England and beyond, 650-1100, Diane Watt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-226) 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
Women's literary communities at Ely and Whitby -- Women writing at barking and Minster-in-Thanet -- Missionary women's letters and poetry -- Exemplary missionary lives -- (Re)writing women's history at Wilton Abbey -- Textual intimacies in and beyond Wilton
Control code
1111158701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 238 pages
Isbn
9781474270625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1111158701
Label
Women, writing and religion in England and beyond, 650-1100, Diane Watt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-226) 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
Women's literary communities at Ely and Whitby -- Women writing at barking and Minster-in-Thanet -- Missionary women's letters and poetry -- Exemplary missionary lives -- (Re)writing women's history at Wilton Abbey -- Textual intimacies in and beyond Wilton
Control code
1111158701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 238 pages
Isbn
9781474270625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1111158701

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