The Imprint of Gender

The Imprint of Gender

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What did it mean to be published at the end of the sixteenth century? While in polite circles gentlemen exchanged handwritten letters, published authors risked association with the low-born masses. Examining a wide range of published material including sonnets, pageants, prefaces, narrative poems, and title pages, Wendy Wall considers how the idea of authorship was shaped by the complex social controversies generated by publication during the English Renaissance.By generating rubrics for understanding and reading poems that are distinct from an aquot;author, aquot; the miscellany producers ... most clearly when Jones manufactures a aquot;signatureaquot; for the individual poem by extracting the name from acrostic poems.

Title:The Imprint of Gender
Author:Wendy Wall
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1993


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