Early Modern Women in Conversation

  • Authors
  • Katherine R. Larson

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction Beyond the Humanist Dialogue: The Textual Conversations of Early Modern Women

  3. Gendering Conversation and Space in Early Modern England

  4. The Sidneys in Conversation

  5. The Cavendishes in Conversation

  6. Conclusion

    1. Katherine R. Larson
      Pages 166-170
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-218

About this book


In 16th and 17th century England conversation was an embodied act that held the capacity to negotiate, manipulate and transform social relationships. Early Modern Women in Conversation illuminates the extent to which gender shaped conversational interaction and demonstrates the significance of conversation as a rhetorical practice for women.


England gender women

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