Conspiracy and Virtue
Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England
By (author) Susan Wiseman
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Conspiracy and Virtue by Susan Wiseman
Book DescriptionWhat was the relationship between woman and politics in seventeenth-century England? Responding to this question, Conspiracy and Virtue argues that theoretical exclusion of women from the political sphere shaped their relation to it. Rather than producing silence, this exclusion generated rich, complex, and oblique political involvements which this study traces through the writings of both men and women. Pursuing this argument Conspiracy and Virtue engages the main writings on women's relationship to the political sphere including debates on the public sphere and on contract theory. Writers and figures discussed include Elizabeth Avery, Aphra Behn, Anne Bradstreet, Maragret Cavendish, Queen Christina of Sweden, Anne Halkett, Brilliana Harley, Lucy Hutchinson, John Milton, Elizabeth Poole, Sara Wight, and Henry Jessey.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199205127
(220mm x 150mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan Wiseman
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Susan Wiseman analyses mythical and natural creatures in English Renaissance writing, including Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest.
Early Modern Women and the Poem, Hardback (February 2014)
Examine factors influencing the relationships between writers and readers of poetry in seventeenth-century England and Scotland
Women's Political Writings, 1610-1725, Hardback (January 2007)
Includes a variety of women's political writings from the Seventeenth Century. This collection highlights the principles inherent in female political action in its many and varied forms, from women's Civil War petitioning, to the efforts of Quaker women to reform prisons.
Drama and Politics in the English Civil War, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Susan Wiseman
An analysis of the diverse focus of dramatic production in 1640s and 1650s England.
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Author Biography - Susan Wiseman
Susan Wiseman is the author of Drama and Politics in the English Civil War and of Aphra Behn. She teaches in the School of English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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