List of illustrations; Note on contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction George L. Justice; 2. The Countess of Pembroke's agency in print and scribal culture Margaret P. Hannay; 3. Circulating the Sidney-Pembroke psalter Debra Rienstra and Noel Kinnamon; 4. Creating female authorship in the early seventeenth century: Ben Jonson and Lady Mary Wroth Michael G. Brennan; 5. Medium and meaning in the manuscripts of Anne, Lady Southwell Victoria E. Burke; 6. The posthumous publication of women's manuscripts and the history of authorship Margaret J. M. Ezell; 7. Jane Barker's Jacobite writings Leigh A. Eicke; 8. Elizabeth Singer Rowe's tactical use of print and manuscript Kathryn R. King; 9. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and her daughter: the changing use of manuscripts Isobel Grundy; 10. Suppression and censorship in late manuscript culture: Frances Burney's unperformed The Witlings George L. Justice; Bibliography; Index.
This book examines the writing and manuscript publication of key authors from 1550 to 1800.
George Justice is Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana State University, specialising in eighteenth-century British literature. He is the author of The Manufacturers of Literature: Writing and the Literary Marketplace in Eighteenth-Century England (University of Delaware Press, 2001). He has published reviews and articles in Persuasions, The Age of Jonson, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, The Scriblerian, and The Year's Work in English Studies. Nathan Tinker is completing his dissertation on Katherine Philips and 17th-century scribal culture at Fordham University, New York; he has published on Philips and the print history of her work in English Language Notes.
Review of the hardback: 'Vital reading for anyone interested in the
material conditions of publication in early modern England.'
British Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies
"...[a] stimulating collection..." Line Cottegines, Universite de Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Renaissance Quarterly
"The collection...retains a sense that manuscript and print coexisted, as they continue to coexist...and provides a necessary corrective to views of women's literary history that neglect modes of literary and nonliterary self production that occurred beyond the printed page." - Emily Smith