The Resource Authority and female authorship in colonial America, William J. Scheick, (electronic resource)

Authority and female authorship in colonial America, William J. Scheick, (electronic resource)

Label
Authority and female authorship in colonial America
Title
Authority and female authorship in colonial America
Statement of responsibility
William J. Scheick
Title variation
Authority and female authorship
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Colonial American women relied on the same male authorities and traditions as did colonial men. As a result, they encountered special difficulties validating themselves in writing. In Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial America, William Scheick explores logonomic conflict in the works of northeastern colonial women, whose writings often register anxiety not typical of their male contemporaries. This book features the poetry of Mary English and Anne Bradstreet, the letter-journals of Esther Edwards Burr and Sarah Prince, the autobiographical prose of Elizabeth Hanson and Elizabeth Ashbridge, and the political verse of Phillis Wheatley. These works, along with the writings of other colonial women discussed, provide especially noteworthy instances of bifurcations emanating from American colonial women's conflicted confiscation of male authority. Scheick reveals subtle authorial uneasiness and subtextual tensions caused by the attempt to draw legitimacy from male authorities and traditions
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
810.9/9287/09032
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS186
LC item number
.S34 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Authority and female authorship in colonial America, William J. Scheick, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-145) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Authority and witchery. Cotton Mather's manual for women ; Mary English's acrostic -- Love and anger. Anne Bradstreet's verse letter to her husband ; Esther Edwards Burr's letter-journal -- Captivity and liberation. Elizabeth Hanson's captivity narrative ; Elizabeth Ashbridge's autobiography -- Subjection and prophecy. Phillis Wheatley's poetry
Control code
ocn606984893
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 150 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32863998
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606984893
  • jstor606984893
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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