The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0889 Monday, 24 May 1999.
From: Helen Ostovich <
Date: Friday, 21 May 1999 13:29:17 -0400
Subject: Further Call for Pedagogical Project on Reading Early Women
Further Call for Submissions to Pedagogical Project on Early Modern
We still have openings for contributions in the following categories.
Please contact us before submitting any materials since we would like to
prevent duplication. We are now limiting the range of materials to the
16th and 17th centuries.
Household / medical documents: eg, the Countess of Lincoln's Nursery,
Mary Trye, Jane Sharp and Elizabeth Cellier on midwifery.
Mothers' Advice Books: eg. Susanna Bell; Elizabeth Richardson
Life-writing: eg, Lady Anne Halkett, Lady Anne Clifford, Mary Boyle
Rich Countess of Warwick, Hannah Allen, Elizabeth Freke, Alice
Thornton, Lady Grace Mildmay, Susanna Parr
Essayists: eg, Bathsua Makin, Mary Astell, Anne Finch, Priscilla Cotton
Poets: eg, Katherine Philips, An Collins
Religious writers: for example, Anna Trapnel, Quaker women
Playwrights: Elizabeth Cary, Aphra Behn, Catherine Trotter, "Ariadne,"
"Ephelia," Susanna Centlivre
Plays in translation: for example, Jane Lumley's Iphigenia in Aulis;
Mary Pix's The Beau Defeated (from French play Le Chevalier a la mode);
Mary Sidney Herbert; Katherine Philips's translations of Corneille
Fiction: eg Mary de la Riviere Manley, Anna Weamys
This pedagogical project of materials from 16th- and 17th-century
women's literary, religious, legal, and social writings is intended for
classroom use in literature, history, and women's studies courses. The
collection will provide students with an opportunity to view the history
of the female-authored text by giving them access to facsimiles of
manuscript pages and of title pages, frontispieces, etc. taken from
The project will be organized in terms of genres, including poetry,
fiction, plays, pamphlets, manuscripts, religious documents, life
writing, legal texts, domestic manuals, etc. A range of material
representing the structure of the early modern book will also be
represented: title pages, frontispieces, prefaces/prologues, pages of
text, engravings, epilogues, postscripts, and other endmatter.
Please send us photocopies of text pages. After we accept the
submissions, we will request that you provide photographs of the images
along with written permission to reproduce them. Include with your
initial submission a brief commentary of 300-500 words, in which you
annotate the image or text by identifying its source (provide all
bibliographic information), explaining its significance, and listing
relevant secondary criticism.
Please send your materials by September 1999 to Helen Ostovich, Dept. of
English, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1 email:
or to Elizabeth Sauer, Dept. of English, Brock
University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1 email:
Editor, EARLY THEATRE / Dept of English CNH-321
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4L9
(905)525-9140 x24496 FAX (905)777-8316