A Bio-Bibliography of Eighteenth-Century Religious Women in England And Spain (Studies in Women and Religion)

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9780773460836: A Bio-Bibliography of Eighteenth-Century Religious Women in England And Spain (Studies in Women and Religion)

This is a reference work which rescues from oblivion the names and literary production of women who, far from belonging to what is generally considered as the canon, emerged either from the spiritual solitude of Spanish Catholic nuns' cells or from the religious meetings, evangelizing travels or austere lives of Anglicans, Protestants, Quakers, Wesleyans, Baptists or Dissenting Presbyterians. This book offers a different insight into the works of those religious women from that of the women-writer guides and dictionaries published so far. In this sense, rather than discussing authors alphabetically, in terms of their biographies, this work is structured in four sections which correspond to four inclusive literary genres - prose, poetry, drama and translation. Each of those sections is, in its turn, subdivided into different subgenres.

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About the author: Dr. Maria Jose Alvarez Faedo is Senior Lecturer at the University of Oviedo and coordinator of a research group on Comparative Studies. Since her early teaching years at the University of Ulster, she has participated in numerous conferences in Spain and abroad, published several articles, a book on John Osborne's female characters - Las mujeres de John Osborne (John Osborn's Women) - and she has recently contributed to The Compendium of Renaissance Drama, edited by Brian Corrigan.

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