Oral Traditions and Gender in Early Modern Literary Texts

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Mary Ellen Lamb, Karen Bamford
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - 250 pages
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This volume explores the cultural meanings, especially the gendered meanings, of material associated with oral traditions. It is divided into three sections: 'Our mothers' maids', 'Spinsters, knitters and the uses of oral traditions' and 'Oral traditions and masculinity'.
 

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Contents

Locating Female Nurture and Narrative in
3
The Female Storyteller in Early Modern
25
How John Aubrey Wrote
41
Teenage Girls Tales in and out of Shakespeare
57
The Influence of
73
Womens Work Songs and Industrial
101
Gender at Work in the Cries of London
117
Gender Stereotypes in
139
Musical Lyrics in the
153
The Fairy Escape
169
Orality Oratory and
195
Afterword
209
Index
239
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