By Jo Catling
This quantity makes the wide-ranging paintings of German ladies writers seen to a much broader viewers. it's the first paintings in English to supply a chronological creation to and assessment of women's writing in German-speaking international locations from the center a while to the current day. wide courses to extra analyzing and a bibliographical consultant to the paintings of greater than four hundred girls writers shape a vital part of the quantity, with the intention to be critical for college kids and students of German literature, and all these drawn to women's and gender stories.
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Three of her younger sisters who had also become nuns served their convents in the same capacity. Willibald’s friend the Humanist Conrad Celtis saw Caritas, with whom he corresponded in Latin, as the German counterpart of the learned women he had encountered in Italy. Since the Latin writings of the medieval nun Hrotsvit von Gandersheim had been discovered in Regensburg in 1494, Celtis was able to refer to Caritas as the ‘new Hrotsvit’ as part of a German nationalist effort to prove Germany the equal of Italy intellectually.
Women are capable of learning and of literary production and Agrippa is able to support this with quotations from the Bible and the Ancients. -1536), took the debate further in such dialogues as The New Mother in which he has a feminist argue women’s superiority, A Girl with no Interest in Marriage, in which a girl wants to be a nun, and The Abbot and the Learned Lady, where a woman who loves learning is contrasted with a boorish ignorant abbot who wants to stamp out learning everywhere (Jordan, Renaissance Feminism, pp.
Secular love poetry, based as it was on Petrarch or on the Latin poets, contravened conventions about the sexual purity of women. If we put all these factors together, it is obvious what the bulk of writing by women must consist of: predominantly verse and within that, religious verse and occasional poetry; in the realm of prose, non-fiction and autobiographical writing, with novels only making their appearance from the second half of the seventeenth century. Drama is the genre where women’s contribution is smallest.
A History of Women's Writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by Jo Catling