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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publisher||Ashgate Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||217|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2013|