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The Resource 'Grossly material things' : women and book production in early modern England, Helen Smith

'Grossly material things' : women and book production in early modern England, Helen Smith

Label
'Grossly material things' : women and book production in early modern England
Title
'Grossly material things'
Title remainder
women and book production in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Helen Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf described fictions as 'grossly material things', rooted in their physical and economic contexts. This book takes Woolf's brief hint as its starting point, asking who made the books of the English Renaissance, and what the material circumstances were in which they did so. It charts a new history of making and use, recovering the ways in which women shaped and altered the books of this crucial period, as co-authors, editors, translators, patrons, printers, booksellers, and readers. Drawing on evidence from a wide range of sources, including court records, letters, diaries, medical texts, and the books themselves, 'Grossly Material Things' moves between the realms of manuscript and print, and tells the stories of literary, political, and religious texts from broadside ballads to plays, monstrous birth pamphlets to editions of the Bible. In uncovering the neglected history of women's textual labours, and the places and spaces in which women went about the business of making, Helen Smith offers a new perspective on the history of books and reading. Where Woolf believed that Shakespeare's sister, had she existed, would have had no opportunity to pursue a literary career, 'Grossly Material Things' paints a compelling picture of Judith Shakespeare's varied job prospects, and promises to reshape our understanding of gendered authorship in the English Renaissance"--
  • "Virginia Woolf described fictions as 'grossly material things', rooted in their physical and economic contexts. This book takes Woolf's hint as its starting point, asking who made the books of the English Renaissance. It recovering the ways in which women participated as co-authors, editors, translators, patrons, printers, booksellers, and readers"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Helen
Dewey number
381/.450020820942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z325
LC item number
.S655 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in the book industries and trade
  • Women
  • Authorship
  • English literature
  • English literature
Label
'Grossly material things' : women and book production in early modern England, Helen Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223901731258
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Pen'd with double art' : women at the scene of writing -- 'A dame, an owner, a defendresse' : women, patronage, and print -- 'A free Stationers wife of this companye' : women and the stationers -- 'Certaine women brokers and peddlers' : beyond the London book trades -- 'No deformitie can abide before the sunne ': imagining early modern women's reading
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 254 p.
Isbn
9780199651580
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012004253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)769989346
Label
'Grossly material things' : women and book production in early modern England, Helen Smith
Publication
Bar code
31223901731258
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Pen'd with double art' : women at the scene of writing -- 'A dame, an owner, a defendresse' : women, patronage, and print -- 'A free Stationers wife of this companye' : women and the stationers -- 'Certaine women brokers and peddlers' : beyond the London book trades -- 'No deformitie can abide before the sunne ': imagining early modern women's reading
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 254 p.
Isbn
9780199651580
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012004253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)769989346

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