Performing Privacy and Gender in Early Modern Literature

  • Mary E. Trull

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mary E. Trull
    Pages 52-83
  3. Mary E. Trull
    Pages 172-177
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 178-232

About this book


This book argues that the early modern public/private boundary was surprisingly dynamic and flexible in early modern literature, drawing upon authors including Shakespeare, Anne Lock, Mary Wroth, and Aphra Behn, and genres including lyric poetry, drama, prose fiction, and household orders. An epilogue discusses postmodern privacy in digital media.


Early Modern Literature English literature fiction gender lyric poetry prose William Shakespeare women

Authors and affiliations

  • Mary E. Trull
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Olaf CollegeUSA

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