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Ferguson, Margaret W. 1948-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 249 publications in 2 languages and 11,142 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Biographies  Biography  Fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Redactor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Margaret W Ferguson
The Norton anthology of poetry by Arthur M Eastman( Book )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and held by 2,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over three editions, The Norton Anthology of Poetry has become the classroom standard for the study of poetry in English. A wide and deep quarry of poems from the medieval period to the present, it is a book instructors rely on as a uniquely flexible teaching anthology, and one that students delve into well beyond college. Now, responding to new scholarship, classroom suggestions, and the vitality and diversity of poetry itself, the Fourth Edition introduces a wealth of new poets and poems as well as thoroughly revised editorial apparatus
Dido's daughters : literacy, gender, and empire in early modern England and France by Margaret W Ferguson( )

19 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our common definition of literacy is the ability to read and write in one language. But as Margaret Ferguson reveals in Dido's Daughters, this description is inadequate, because it fails to help us understand heated conflicts over literacy during the emergence of print culture. The fifteenth through seventeenth centuries, she shows, were a contentious era of transition from Latin and other clerical modes of literacy toward more vernacular forms of speech and writing. Fegurson's aim in this long-awaited work is twofold: to show that what counted as more valuable among these competing literacies had much to do with notions of gender, and to demonstrate how debates about female literacy were critical to the emergence of imperial nations. Looking at writers whom she dubs the figurative daughters of the mythological figure Dido-builder of an empire that threatened to rival Rome-Ferguson traces debates about literacy and empire in the works of Marguerite de Navarre, Christine de Pizan, Elizabeth Cary, and Aphra Behn, as well as male writers such as Shakespeare, Rabelais, and Wyatt. The result is a study that sheds new light on the crucial roles that gender and women played in the modernization of England and France
The tragedy of Mariam, the fair queen of Jewry by Elizabeth Cary( )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tragedy of Mariam (1613) is the first original play by a woman to be published in England, and its author is the first English woman writer to be memorialized in a biography, which is included with this edition of the play. Mariam is a distinctive example of Renaissance drama that serves the desire of today's readers and scholars to know not merely how women were represented in the early modern period but also how they themselves perceived their own condition
Women, property, and the letters of the law in early modern England by Andrew D Buck( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women, Property, and the Letters of Law in Early Modern England examines the competing narratives of property told by and about women in the early modern period. Through letters, legal treatises, case law, wills, and works of literature, the contributors explore women's complex roles as subjects and agents in commercial and domestic economies, and as objects shaped by a network of social and legal relationships. By constructing conversations across the disciplinary boundaries of legal and social history, sociology, and literary criticism, the collection explores a diverse range of women's property relationships." "Recent research has revealed fissures in our knowledge about women's property relationships within a regime characterized by competing jurisdictions, diverse systems of nature, and multiple concepts of property. Women, Property, and the Letters of the Law in Early Modern England turns to these points of departure for the study of women's legal status and property relationships in the early modern period. This interdisciplinary analysis of women and property is written in an accessible manner and will become a valuable resource for scholars and students of Renaissance, Restoration, and eighteenth-century literature, early modern social and legal history, and women's studies."--Jacket
Rewriting the Renaissance : the discourses of sexual difference in early modern Europe by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juxtaposing the insights of feminism with those of marxism, psychoanalysis, and deconstruction, this unique collection creates new common ground for women's studies and Renaissance studies. An outstanding array of scholars--literary critics, art critics, and historians--reexamines the role of women and their relations with men during the Renaissance. In the process, the contributors enrich the emerging languages of and about women, gender, and sexual difference. Throughout, the essays focus on the structures of Renaissance patriarchy that organized power relations both in the state and in the family. They explore the major conequences of patriarchy for women--their marginalization and lack of identity and power--and the ways in which individual women or groups of women broke, or in some cases deliberately circumvented, the rules that defined them as a secondary sex. Topics covered include representations of women in literature and art, the actual work done by women both inside and outside of the home, and the writings of women themselves. In analyzing the rhetorical strategies that "marginalized" historical and fictional women, these essays counter scholarly and critical traditions that continue to exhibit patriarchal biases. -- Back cover
Trials of desire : Renaissance defenses of poetry by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-membering Milton : essays on the texts and traditions( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism and postmodernism( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching early modern English prose( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noting that the inclusion of Renaissance prose in anthologies now makes it easier to teach texts discussed in this volume, the introduction considers the practical and historical reasons prose has been taught less often than poetry and drama. The essays call attention to the range of prose writing and to the variety of definitions that have been developed to describe it. In part 1, contributors outline broad issues concerning early modern prose, looking at rhetoric and pamphlet writing and asking how to classify nonfiction. Essays in part 2 discuss particular genres, such as sermons, martyrologies, autobiographies, and Quaker writings. The third part explores specific prose works, including Francis Bacon's scientific writing, Richard Hooker's prose, and the transcribed speeches of Queen Elizabeth I. The final part, "Crossings and Pairings," examines ways to use prose in teaching early modern attitudes toward issues such as education, imperialism, and the translation of the Bible."--Pub. desc
Works by and attributed to Elizabeth Cary by Elizabeth Cary( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works by and attributed to Elizabeth Cary by Margaret W Ferguson( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface by the General Editors -- Introductory Note -- The Tragedie of Mariam -- The History of the Life, Reign, and Death of Edward II -- The History of the Most Unfortunate Prince
A house of echoes by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism in time by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safety net by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The double shadow by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hunter of shadows by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lark ascending by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out went the candle by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric of exile in Du Bellay and his classical precursors by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer's darling by Margaret W Ferguson( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dido's daughters : literacy, gender, and empire in early modern England and France
Alternative Names
Ferguson, Margaret.

Ferguson, Margaret 1948-

Ferguson, Margaret W.

Languages
English (190)

French (1)

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Dido's daughters : literacy, gender, and empire in early modern England and FranceThe tragedy of Mariam, the fair queen of JewryWomen, property, and the letters of the law in early modern EnglandRewriting the Renaissance : the discourses of sexual difference in early modern EuropeTrials of desire : Renaissance defenses of poetryFeminism and postmodernismTeaching early modern English proseWorks by and attributed to Elizabeth CaryWorks by and attributed to Elizabeth Cary