Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen’s Life Writing
Julie A. Eckerle
Page count: 222 pages
File size: 3.2 MB
Juxtaposing life writing and romance, this study offers the first book-length exploration of the dynamic and complex relationship between the two genres. Through close analysis of a wide variety of life writings by early modern Englishwomen, Eckerle shows how deeply influenced these women were by the controversial romance genre. Her analysis adds a layer of significant nuance to our understanding of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women’s reading and writing literacies.