Description - Writing Women's Literary History by Margaret J. M. Ezell
By championing the recovery of "lost" women writers and insisting on reevaluating the past, women's studies and feminist theory have effected dramatic changes in the ways English literary history is written and taught. Critically examining these successful women's literary histories, this study applies to them the same self-conscious feminism that critics have applied to more traditional methods. According to the author, by relying not only on past male scholarship but also on inherited notions of "traditional", some feminist historicists replicate the evolutionary, narrative model of history that originally marginalized women who wrote before 1700. Drawing both on the French feminists and on recent historicist scholarship, the book points toward possibilities for the recovery of early modern women's literary history.
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Johns Hopkins University Press
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Author Biography - Margaret J. M. Ezell
Margaret J. M. Ezell is a professor of English at Texas A & M University. She is the author of The Patriarch's Wife: Literary Evidence and the History of the Family and editor of The Poems and Prose of Mary, Lady Chudleigh.